Find All The Good First

I feel towards persons as I do towards art, — constructively. Find all the good first. Judge by what has been done, — not by omissions or mistakes. And look well into oneself! A life can well be spent correcting and improving one’s own faults without bothering about others.  — Edward Weston.

Weston in a few short sentences, sums up a life well lived. First, seek out the good in all people we meet, and in all of God’s creation. Play no attention to people’s mistakes or omissions. Look at self first, we have enough of correcting and improving to do without worrying about others.

Judgment has no place except in front of a mirror, and even then don’t be so hard on the man/woman in the mirror. He/she should not be judged by omissions or mistakes.

 

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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