Applaud Qualities in Others


Marathon - Andy

Marathon – Andy (Photo credit: Danny McL)

A personality trait lacking in our leaders today is the skill of building others up. A person can achieve much greater things when they only care about doing what’s right and do not have to receive the credit. People work hard so give them the credit when they deserve it. No one is perfect but there are qualities in everyone that can be applauded.

I don’t know about you, but I like being around people that can open doors of interesting topics to talk about rather than about the wrong going on. Also, people that have a sense of humor or that seem to find ways to stimulate conversation through amazing facts of the world or the love of nature are fun to be around. With the way technology is today, people can easily obtain interesting information from current events, news, and blogs.

We need more people today who can just be themselves with new interesting ways to enjoy life. Remember the character named Mary Poppins in the 1964 musical film starring Julie Andrews. She invented new ways to make boring task exciting. She came up with words like supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Every day was a holiday with Mary as she was bigger than life, an original, always positive, energetic, and an encouragement to others. Let us all strive to be like Mary by making life a little happier, burdens a little lighter, and time a little sweeter.

There are many lessons we can learn from old TV shows or movies even though they are not factual. Reruns of the Andy Griffith show are available and we can see how Andy had a knack of knowing how to handle situations. There was one episode when Andy was trapped in a cave and found a way out but heard that Barney was organizing a rescue and decided to go back in the cave to let Barney look good. The lesson we can learn is to always take opportunities to make others feel good about who they are.

We are all God’s creation and share a common Father who loves and cares for us. Let us regard each other as a national treasure. We are all brothers and sisters that should live in harmony with one another, building each other up, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. Let us dream big because we live in a big universe and God can handle big dreams.

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About Mark Shields

Mark works in the Information Systems Department for an Insurance Company. He volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church and runs the 10:50 worship service computer. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. You’re invited to join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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3 Responses to Applaud Qualities in Others

  1. Pingback: Credit the Creator | This Day With God

  2. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

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