Let's start with the opposite of goodness. Evil, cruel, ruthless and depraved are just a few of the words that describe those that have never understood or implemented the character of goodness in their lives.
We would all do well to start our day with a cup of goodness with a splash of humility. Incorporating some of the previous characteristics such as kindness, love and patience into our lives will produce goodness. It is the reason others want to be around you. They see something in you that is rare in the world we live in. They see someone that tries to do the right thing and treat others with dignity and fairness.
I have been around some people who I wouldn't characterize as evil or depraved...but they just haven't learned how to put selfishness behind them as they've grown into adults. Therefore, when they are faced with a time when goodness should shine through, they instead allow their own needs and wants to cloud the way things should be.
I will end with a quote by Audrey Hepburn..."For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness. And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." Now that is words to live by and if you do...I think that would be what I call a "cup of goodness".
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