day 5: you assign negative intent to other people’s actions

Weddings & Wanderlust

It’s so easy to let distrust distance yourself from others. It’s easy to take things personally – which I’ve done all my life. My family would always scold me for not having a sense of humor or humility. And now it’s my fiance that repeats them as his happy-go-lucky attitude clashes with my constant seriousness (opposites attract?). And sometimes even that’s an action I set negative intent to. It’s a hard mindset to bring yourself out of once you’re so deep in it, but it’s possible. Even for just a day, seeing the good in people is refreshing. Use common sense when deciding who to trust, but realize that everyone else is in the same boat as you are.

Marc’s response (refer back to the original article here):

Another driver cut you off in traffic.  Your friend never texted you back.  Your colleague went to lunch without you.  Everyone can…

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