Wouldn't this world be better,
If folks whom we meet would say,
"I know something good about you,"
And treat you just that way?
Wouldn't it be splendid,
If each handshake, good and true,
Carried with it this assurance:
"I know something good about you?"
Wouldn't life be happier,
If the good that's in us all,
Were the only thing about us
That people would recall?
Wouldn't our days be sweeter,
If we praised the food we see?
For there is a lot of goodness
In the worst of you and me.
Wouldn't it be fine to practice
This way of thinking too;
"You know something good about me,
I know something good about you?"
Since we can never know or tell the full story about any other human being, why not just skip to the good highlights?
Let not corrupt communications proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.