Life at best is short.

Life at best is short. Our time on this earth is but a span.

Today let me encourage you to find the best of life. But how?

First, find the best in people. Take a leap of faith and find the best in others. You will be happier and your life will be fuller. The flip side of that coin, when people choose not to find the best in people, results in a lack of trust. Trust in this writer's mind is one of two basic principles for building any relationship. So begin by finding the best in people!

Second, find the best in things. Every day is a challenge. Instead of complaining of what lies ahead, take comfort in the fact that things are not as bad as you think.

Mark Twain once said, "I have worried over a great many things in life, the most of which never happened."

My guess is that most of us can say the same thing. So find the best in things.

Finally, find the best in yourself. The Bible says, "...You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Galatians 5:14).

When we find the best in ourselves, we will find the best in people and in things, for the Scripture says, " your neighbor as yourself."

Michael Harmon is the minister of the Augusta Church of Christ.