Thursday, March 4, 2010

Teach my your ways, O Lord

I have a daily "Inspiration and Motivation" book that I keep at my desk.

The other morning after a particularly difficult meeting, I was reading that days bit of wisdom.

It made me laugh and it made me think. It said:

"Lord, help me get along with the difficult people in my life...especially those who are probably praying this prayer about me right now!"

It made me realize that, to others, I may be the difficult person in their lives. I don't think that makes a very good witness for Christ. I need to do better about seeing the other person's perspective and thinking before I speak. These are not my gifts.

I can be stubborn, hard headed and opinionated. And back East, where I grew up, that was OK. But in the Midwest, it is not.

I will remember my little prayer above and do better in the days and weeks ahead. How about you?


  1. I had to laugh out loud because that is so true. I shared an office with another co-worker and she would crunch and smack when she ate. It was so annoying. It got to a point where I would literally pinch my leg to remind myself to be understanding and patient. Then it hit me that she is hard of hearing so she really can't "hear" herself crunching anyway. Knowing that, it made me more sympathetic.