Reasons to trust someone when you have no good reason to because it’s like 50:50
Keep in mind, this is from the girl that still hates Buddy the Elf more than even Kevin Bacon. If I was God, I’m sorry Kevin, but you would not make the cut. Keep your animal, black leather, attitude swagger to yourself, that’s why we have hell.
- Sometimes all you need is someone else believing you can.
- You can be sleuthy as hell, in terms of doubt. It’s a logical choice to trust when you don’t know, and that makes you stronger. If the seed of doubt is already in your head and you choose to ignore it, that is a blessing unto others when you give your trust.
- I believe people have good and dark in them, and if you believe in them, that recognized them as people, who are the exact same as you.
- Now, this is not a judging kind of thing. If you “fail” in any way, who the hell cares? You are called to love and support (encourage). That is about it.
- This is not to say you should not trust them with things like credit card into, picking up your baby from daycare, using your toothbrush, that kind of thing. If you know them well enough to be able to trust them with the things that are better left guarded in the world we live in, great! But the whole point of encouragement is that it is true. Have you ever had someone give you a false compliment? Why the hell did they do that?? It’s best that it be true and very very “small” than the keys to your McMansion and in a spirit of installing extra security cameras like you were Eddie Murphy in that movie where he became a billionaire (and the victim of internalized racism #Iforgotsrry).
- If the rule we’re judging by is the Golden Rule, wouldn’t it be GREAT if people believed in you when “you didn’t deserve it”? People probably have, and even when they haven’t, faith in someone (no matter what you call it) is the only thing that can be kind enough to get someone’s attention when they already want to turn their life around. It sticks because it’s like God, because it’s love. And it is way more effective in terms of evangelism then getting a Bible Canon and making them rain like t-shirts up in Macy’s.
- It shows humility, and humility is the whole damn point.
- You have no good reason not to, except your ego and fear, and both of those simmer into sin here and there. If you’re living your life like YOLO (You Only Live Once: most meaning, most happiness, as much as possible because who wouldn’t want that??), shouldn’t you pass that on in kindness and see what happens? Pretty sure they made a French film last year with Anne Hathaway and a terrible singing Wolverine about that…
- A blessing is just love in practice, it can be infinitely “huge’ or infinitely “small”, but either way, kindness is kindness. None of us deserve it, but all of us can give it. AND APART FROM THE HAPPY CRAPPY JINGLY SING SONG CHRISTMAS SEASON (where that becomes a priority (at least at ABCFamily)), Christ did that shit on the regular; he was the light in a human meat sac. Being like him means letting that goodness he put in us come out from time to time. Even the Grinch turned into a cardiac case, and with that, imma rest mine.