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This Week's Simple Tip
Have you ever been publicly accused of doing something that you did not do? This recently happened to me. Not around when the accusation unveiled, it put me in a very uncomfortable predicament. I had no way to defend myself or counter the suspicion, nor was I in a position to clear my name or erase the resulting distrust and scrutiny. What a painful and overwhelming feeling of helplessness! It is scary to think how many people are hurt by others who jump to conclusions and take action without confirming facts to support the truth.
This Week's Focus
This week, make it a point to keep from hurting others by first questioning the stories you hear. Before reacting to or sharing with others, confirm that the narrator can prove the story is indeed TRUE. You will be surprised how few stories pass this validation!
Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!
Little Serenity Tidbits
We tend to make assumptions about everything. The big problem with doing this is that we believe they are the truth. Because we are afraid or do not take time to ask for clarification, we make assumptions, and believe we are right about the assumptions; then we defend our assumptions and try to make someone else wrong.
Enjoy a good laugh with this comical 1-minute clip that shows the kind of ramifications that can come with making assumptions :) Try not to jump to conclusions!