Monday, 29 October 2012

Treat Them How To Treat You.


Treat Them How To Treat You.

There is no limit to doing good. You can never exhaust yourself from being kind. Attitudes, anger and unforgiveness is an unfortunate waste of time and health (yes, emotions reflect on your physical health). Below are a few tricks I have learnt over the years. They were not the easiest lessons, but they are worth it at the end of the day.

Pay it forward: Ever have that rough day when you feel the need to be the devil’s little helper whenever someone comes your way? That feeling when you are convinced that you have the worst life ever? I have come to realize that going out of my way to be nice to a total stranger helps me. When you go to a grocery store or any retail store, after your bill has been paid, drop a little something for the next customer behind you. Give the cashier some money to reduce the total bill of the other person without being noticed. Giving has a way of making you feel good. (Imagine being in the person’s shoes. You are so mad at life, but a total stranger went out of their way to do good to you. Even if you are a rock, that will cause a happy feeling in you).

Speak with wisdom. The mouth is either your blessing or your curse. The choice is totally up to you to decide. There is beauty and so much character in a person who knows just when to speak, and what to say, and how to say it. Master the art. At a certain age or point in life, you should feel “too grown” to sit down and gossip or bash someone with your “friends” (real friends don’t got time for that, and should actually shut you down when you start). Before you say something, think about how it will benefit the listener, ask yourself if it is necessary, consider whether it will make the other person appear good or bad. Don’t be the carrier of bad news. It speaks VOLUMES about you. Don’t be that girl thats yapping at the mouth about the next girl’s jacked up life. Who said yours was any better? 

 Let it GO!!! I am sometimes convinced that the reason why some people find it hard to         release a person from their mind is because they may lose a part of themselves IF they forgive. You will rather have a truck run across you, reverse, and run across you again before you think about mending things that Tima did 5 years ago. Why? The more you hold on to the past, the more stuck you will be in moving on in your own life. Sometimes, Tima holds your breakthrough. God can purposely hold on to that “miracle” you have been trusting Him for until he “breaks” you to forgive the past. So what if she hurt you? LET IT GO! Then what if she did you dirty? LET IT GO! So what if she “disrespected” (Why are we so addicted to respect?) your aunty’s neighbors son-in-laws cat? LET IT GO! and move on to be the awesome soul behind all that funk.

"Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone."-Colossians 4:6

You are Crazy, Silly, Beautiful. (Believe NOTHING else)

2 comments :

  1. I really like the idea you gave of leaving some money behind at the register for the next customer. I'm gonna try it! xo

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  2. Do it!! It makes a world of difference in your life and the blessed person behind you.

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