Have you ever heard the terms “believe the best” or “assume positive intent?” If you haven’t, I’ll break it down for you. Basically, these phrases mean that whatever a person says or does, you choose to assume or believe they did not mean anything malicious, rude, ugly, or bad about their words or actions.
This is a very hard concept to accept and posture to adopt. When a person says something that is hurtful, we as humans, automatically jump to the defense or put on a face of anger, hostility, or judgment. Friends, this is not a healthy way to live.