Quotes from One Simple Act by Debbie Macomber:
"Studies show that empathetic people are more creative,
more grateful, more satisfied, and less dogmatic."
"The trait most evident in heroes is empathy, not courage,
"The outward expression of empathy is compassion."
"Believing the best of others strengthens them
to live up to their best."
"When we offer people the gift of believing the best
of them, we light the pathway to their becoming
the very best of who they are. "
"If you want to be positive
--to see the best in people--
it takes practice."
And one last thought included in the book but attributed
to Elizabeth Peale Allen (daughter of Norman Vincent Peale):
"A prerequisite to living abundantly is giving abundantly.
These are two concepts that are woven tightly together.
If you don't know how to give, you don't know how to live."
So, what do you think?