I expect the best from others

I expect the best from others

When I believe in people, I free them to believe in themselves.

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Courage gives me the strength to stand up to the fear of disillusionment. This, in turn, allows me to expect the best of people.

I hold people to a high standard regardless of what they have done in the past. I give people a second chance because I appreciate second chances.

I know the joy of being forgiven and of being granted a new opportunity to prove myself even when I may not deserve it. I treat others the way I want to be treated.

Even with all the bad in the world, I still have faith in the human race. I refuse to allow people who do evil things to define how I see all people.

I continue to expect the best from others no matter what I read or hear in the news. In the midst of strife, I believe people can rise up for peace. In the midst of tragedy, I believe we can all be courageous.

I prefer to be disappointed a thousand times rather than to live life thinking the worst of everyone. My heart is courageous enough to dare to love and believe even when my mind is mistrustful.

Everyone is responsible for his or her own actions. I choose to trust others because my response to them is the only thing I can control. If people choose to let me down, that is their own decision.

Today, I see others through an optimistic lens. I choose to believe that today is the day everyone will give their best. I let trust and love triumph over suspicion and fear.

Self-Reflection Questions

  1. What gets in the way of me expecting the best from someone?
  2. Is there someone I need to trust today?
  3. How will my life improve if I trust others?
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