It’s a good time for our segment on the blog: What I Learned This Week.
Did you learn a new skill? A lesson? An important truth about yourself or about God? Did you learn something about your child?
A couple truths I learned (or was reminded of) this week:
It’s good to let go of negative influences.
We don’t have to look far to find negative influences, do we? They seem to be everywhere.
influence: the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others
The negative influences in your life might be very different than mine. It might be an unhealthy habit, the doom and gloom in the news, or quite possibly a destructive person. Oftentimes, we don’t even notice how damaging they are, because they’ve been a part of our life for so long. I had an eye-opening experience this week where I was forced to take a hard look at some of these, and I knew it was time to make a change. It was time to walk away.
Is there something negative in your life in which you know is not the best for you? Would it be beneficial to walk away from it, to make room for something much better?
Are we living God’s best for us? If not, it might be time to make a change.
Making positive changes in our lives blesses not only us, but everyone around us. And, it glorifies God, too!
It’s important to make others feel special.
I freshened up my look yesterday, with lighter highlights in my hair and a haircut. (Oh, those pesky strands of gray!) My stylist and I are working towards a new style for me. It’s going to take some time, but unless I give up early, we’ll get there.
I got to thinking as I sat in the salon chair, what a blessing my hairstylist is to me. She’s someone I choose to do life with. There are hundreds of stylists in our area, but yet I choose her. Why? Because she makes time for me. She makes me laugh. She makes me feel beautiful. She listens. She encourages me. She’s genuine interested in my life. And I’m genuinely interested in hers.
Do I make others feel the way she makes me feel? I hope so. The spark was reignited within me to make each person in my space feel special. Somehow. Some way. To make a positive impact.
There’s my word again. IMPACT.
And of course, I already shared what I learned about spending time with God in Tuesday’s post. Our vehicle is still working just fine, by the way. That entire story still makes me smile.
What have you learned this week? Would you care to share?? I’d love to read it below.
May each of us be applying what we learned, not only today, but in the days to come!
God bless you!
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