Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Being Your Best

Are you a lover or a hater?  A helper or a harmer?  A builder or a destroyer?

Those may seem like rhetorical questions, but I ask you to answer them, because they define who you are and what role you play in your world and the world at large.

You can see on social media, in the news and everywhere how people cut others down without a thought.  Just to make themselves feel better.  To vent.  To make a snarky joke. 

Whatever the reason, I beg you to stop.  Because it only makes you look bad.  It makes you a person that others don’t want to play with, because the chances you’ll eventually tear them down as well is demonstratively clear.

And the world is so much better off if we’re loving, rather than hating; helping, rather than harming; building rather than destroying. 

When it comes to anything: find what’s good and support that.  And if nothing’s good, do everything you can to keep it from being a part of your life—which includes doing your best to not acknowledging it or give it attention.
Of course, some things need to be addressed: pollution, deforestation, racism and so on.  We must acknowledge and address those things diligently to make the world a better place.  But if it’s someone’s clothes, art, choice in music, and so on—embrace and support it…or say nothing.  Be a cheerleader...or be quiet.  In short:  do no harm, verbally or otherwise—in person or online.

Together, if we all focus on love and supporting the good in each other, we will all flourish in fellowship.

Now get out there and be the best you can be!