When they mess up, take a video (not a snapshot)

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I’m talking about with friends and family. When they do something you deem to be stupid. Or hurtful.

If we take a snapshot of people at their lows, we keep the relationship stuck in that thing they did. But if we take a video, we see they’re works in progress.

We see they’re going somewhere. As we are. And that, in a couple years, they might surpass us in some surprising areas.

We see that our judgements and thoughts change about things. So the labels we may have placed on them have grown meaningless.

Stay humbled. And take videos.

Now, just like anything I say, this is not a hard and fast rule. Just something to try on for size.

It’ll bring you peace of mind and keep those friendships alive.

Because there’s always Act 2 and 3.

Might as well stay until the credits roll.


Jonas Ellison is a spiritual counselor who writes shortish preachments in Higher Thoughts on the daily. To get his free email course as a gift of his undying gratitude, do your thing below…

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