Do you feel compelled to always be right? Does the slightest offense send you on a warpath? Do you find yourself complaining, a lot? Your common sense tells you that no one likes to be around a know-it-all. Nor, do others appreciate interacting with people who get so easily offended. And let’s face it, chronic complainers have few friends. So, if you exhibit any of this unwanted behavior, then it’s time to seek Magnanimity!
What is Magnanimity? It is the pursuit of honor and greatness, even in the presence of adversity, in correlation to one’s own ability. It is a call to use the talents given to us by God, to the best of our ability. Magnanimity pursues perfection of soul.
To pursue honor and greatness, rather than pettiness, consider that it might be better to be kind rather than always needing to be right. When someone says something that offends you, rather than climbing the ladder of inference, be magnanimous and give the person the benefit of the doubt. Remember, only God can read the intentions of the heart. And when that chronic complainer crosses your path, use the talents that God gave you; be kind and generous with your time. Give a listening ear. Express empathy.
When you embrace Magnanimity, the petty, bothersome things that once annoyed you, will no longer affect you. You will no longer feel compelled to always be right. Nor, will you become easily offended. Complainers will no longer bring you down. Instead, relationships will deepen and blossom. You will have taken steps to perfect your own soul, by eliminating unwanted behavior and replacing it with Magnanimity.
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