Now, if I could rewrite my friend’s butterfly incident with an ending of believing the best or laughing at herself in response to her husband’s “you must be bored” pun, this is what I would have her say: “Yes, I can see that I have learned to enjoy the simple things in life.” Or “Yea, next thing you know I will be analyzing the cob webs in the corners.” Unfortunately, it is not often that any of us get a rewrite in real life. So if one chance is all I get, I want to start following Todd’s advice and believe the best, even if the best isn’t obvious. I will also lighten up and learn to laugh at myself.
DISCLAIMOR: In no way am I encouraging women to pretend everything is OK or to bury their hurts. This article is about changing our first response from a negative one to a positive one. We still need to communicate, but learn to do it without the attitude.
QUOTE BY UNKNOWN AUTHOR:
“Believe the best about people and if you are wrong you’ve only made a mistake on the side of love.”