Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Value

John Maxwell says it all the time... people should always add value to each person that they come in contact with. We should be purposeful in each conversation, each interaction that we have with anyone... to add value to the other person. Think how much better that person will be because you actually cared for them as a person. Whether it's just smiling at someone on the street, being kind to the wait staff at a restaurant or the checker at the store, saying thank you, or offering a kind word, each will make a difference in the day of the person you interact positively with. Hugging your spouse, kids, family members and truly listening to what they are saying and having real interaction with them, will make them feel valued. If we are intentional about caring for people, the world will be a better place, at least the corner of the world you occupy. Add value to those you come in contact with today. Change the world by offering kindness and value, instead of put downs and criticism.

"Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God's Law and Prophets and this is what you get. Matthew 7:12 The Message

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