The following passage is from the book, “Be Good To Yourself” by Orison Swett Marden:
“When we learn to look for the good in people instead of the bad, we shall bring out the good instead of the bad, for our estimate of others helps to form their estimate of themselves; and no one can bring out the best when he believes and sees only the worst of himself. If we held charitable, helpful views of one another our attitude would revolutionize civilization.”
This book is great at keeping it simple. Here is a key theme it espouses for making the world a better place to live, for ourselves and others:
Be good to yourself and be good to others!
That’s about as simple as it gets, and we need to remember it! As a plant grows bigger and stronger when well tended, so do people. Encourage, help with the small things as well as the big ones. Never underestimate how your opinion of someone else will affect them. In the same way, remember the good things about yourself, positive thoughts breed stronger people.