Are you A Builder or A Bulldozer

buildingMorning Inspiration….

“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~

 

 

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Self Control

self controlMorning Inspiration… working on a little self control so I can put all of my energy in furthering my life that GOD has designed for me.

From the thoughts of iamrennyren: We all need a little self control. Control your attitude, your feelings, and your thoughts. If you just focused on those three things alone you would save a lot of wasted energy that you could use to advance yourself further in life. I know it’s not easy, but well work it. You wouldn’t find yourself in a lot of the situations your in now, just by sticking to your guns. When things seem to hard and your ready to breakdown, send a quick prayer up to GOD and ask him to give you the strength you need to carry on. Remember somethings are small to a GIANT! Winners mindset………………………….The Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. There is no law against these things. Galatians 5:22-23

Inspired….

Came across http://patinspire.org What is Friendship and it got me to thinking about the different friendships I have in my life and are we sharpening each other or are they just dulling my edges. Wanted to share what inspired me this morning and also give you all somethings to ponder on throughout your day.

Thanks http://patinspire.org for my Morning Inspiration….

friendships

 

What is Friendship? Friendship is a dynamic social framework that satisfies the basic need for meaningful positive interactions and relationships.Friendship provides a safe structure where loyalty, love, trust and respect are commonplace. Patinspire

 

 

 

Friendship is a social system that provides reciprocated comfort, protection and support. Friends share grief, pain, happiness, excitement and disappointment. They become “A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” Aristotle

Many social relationships such as marriage rely on friendship for success. Friendship and intimacy work well together.  

True Friendship is characterized by

  1. Compassion
  2. Empathy
  3. Sympathy
  4. Mutual understanding
  5. Honesty
  6. Trust
  7. Kindness
  8. Support
  9. Emotional safety
  10. Loyalty
  11. Commitment
  12. Affection
  13. Love
  14. Respect
  15. Positive Influences
  16. Confidentiality
  17. Reciprocated actions

Friendship speaks its own language. Acting friendly is a social habit which is not the same as friendship. What language is being spoken in your friendships? 

Reference: http://patinspire.org