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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Very Next Time...Consider This...



The very next time you get upset because someone cut you off in traffic; consider that they might be rushing to get to a loved one who needs them…

The very next time a clerk is rude to you at a grocery store, consider that they just received their paycheck and it’s been confirmed that they simply cannot feed their children…

The very next time you eat buffet style and throw away your food because you put too much on your plate, consider that there really are people who would love to eat your scraps…

The very next time you say something hurtful, mean or just downright ignorant to someone, consider how that might make you feel if someone said it to your mother…

The very next time your children try to guilt you into buying them something because their friends have it, consider not negotiating with them. No means No and don’t ask again…

The very next time your co-worker doesn’t speak to you after he/she’s passed you 19X in the hallway, consider speaking to them instead…

The very next time a homeless person asks for money, consider giving them food instead and remember, they are someone’s son, daughter, mother or father.

The very next time you throw clothes away because you have too many, consider giving them to a shelter or better yet, the person who has never had a new pair of pants…

The very next time you debate over whether you should tithe, consider what God gave up for us. HIS SON…

The very next time you see a young boy whose pants are hanging at his knees, consider buying him a belt instead of determining he’s a thug…

The very next time you see an overweight person stuff themselves with food, consider they are really feeding an emotional need with a physical act…

The very next time you tell someone that you love them, consider whether your actions pair up with your words…

The very next time you stress or worry, consider praying…

The very next time you think of someone who has been on your mind, consider calling them on the phone instead of emailing them…

The very next time you say T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday) considering thanking Him for the entire week…

The definition of CONSIDERATION means to give careful thought. I challenge you to give careful thought the very next time.

4 comments:

  1. Tori,

    I love your post and I have taken taken that attitude because you really never know. I know there are days when my burdens are heavy and just a smile from a stranger can make all the difference.

    Beverly Mahone

    AND I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!! (Beyonce and Gerald Levert)

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  2. Great post and definitely worth considering!

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  3. This has really made me sit up and think about my actions – very timely – so thank your from the bottom of my heart

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  4. Tori, this post has motivated me to stop shrinking back and apologizing for my desire to take into consideration to what it means to live more and more like the Creator. Thanks so much!! Keep being an inspiration!!

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