“You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. you must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others…”
In the words of Tammy Rayson-Brown: ARE YOU A BUILDER OR BULLDOZER? In life, there are two types of people: builders and bulldozers. Builders are optimistic; they support and strengthen everyone around them. Builders encourage, compliment, and treat others with kindness. They build confidence in anyone they encounter. Bulldozers tear others down. They use negativity, critical words, and harsh judgments to make others feel inadequate.
We’ve all encountered builders and bulldozers, and we all remember how they made us feel. Chances are, we’ve all been both builders and bulldozers at some point in time. Isn’t it time to flip the switch? It truly is just as easy to treat someone with kindness as it is to be cruel.
It is my job to build my children’s foundations so strongly that when they come face to face with the bulldozers of the world they will not crumble. It is my job to make sure they are builders and not bulldozers.
Every day, we have opportunities to be builders or bulldozers—to our children, our spouses, our friends, to other people’s children, to acquaintances, to our colleagues, and to complete strangers. Every time we interact with a person, we have the chance to make them either feel better or worse about themselves. Some are hurting, some are broken. All of them need a builder on their side, bolstering them up. ~T~