Daily Reminder on Friends: #18 out of 21

Today I,  ____________________, will strive to be a good friend.

“Refrain from judging and criticizing those around you. Do not participate in any form of bullying.” – For the Strength of Youth

I, ____________________, commit to not participating in any form of bullying today. I will also refrain from judging and criticizing those around me.

“Sometimes even when our friends are accused of wrongdoing or gossip is started about them, we disloyally accept and repeat what we hear without knowing all the facts. It is sad indeed that sometimes friendships are destroyed and enmity created on the basis of misinformation.

“If there be one place in life where the attitude of the agnostic is acceptable, it is in this matter of judging. It is the courage to say, “I don’t know. I am waiting for further evidence. I must hear both sides of the question.”

“Only by suspending judgment do we exhibit real charity. It is hard to understand why we are ready to condemn our neighbors and our friends on circumstantial evidence while we are all so determined to see that every criminal has a fair and open trial. Surely we can try to eliminate pride, passion, personal feeling, prejudice, and pettiness from our minds, and show charity to those around us.

“Let us look for the good rather than try to discover any hidden evil. We can easily find fault in others if that is what we are looking for.” – “Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged” by N. Eldon Tanner

I, ____________________, commit to not judge others today.

Want to know what exactly you’re committing to? Read the Friends section of For the Strength of Youth: http://forthestrengthofall.com/for-the-strength-of-youth/friends/

Ask yourself now and throughout the day, “Am I being a good friend?”

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