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Sunday, September 15, 2013


An easy exercise

I would like you to think back over your last three interactions with people. 
What exactly happened? What was said? What were you thinking? What was the purpose of your interaction?
Do you treat people the way you would like to be treated? 
Do you THINK before you speak?
T- is it true?
H- is it helpful?
I- is it inspiring?
N- is it necessary?
K- is it kind?

I see a lot of things circulating on twitter and Facebook that looks like jokes or funny pictures but it is just sarcasm and meanness. People become emboldened when they can hide behind the social media. 

I would like you to add another question to the ones above, "would you say it to a person's face?"

How do you treat other people? Do you hold the door for others? Do you yield the right of way at 4-way stop signs? Do you stand so others can sit? Do you let someone with a few items ahead of you in line? Do you get road rage? (I must confess that one.) Do you listen to gossip or put a stop to it? Do you spread gossip yourself? Are you an encourager or a discourager? 

What if people treated you the way you treat others?

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