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Thursday, April 24, 2014

I Like You!

Last week I shared some quotes from the ladies' retreat I attended at the Wilds. 

Here's one of the quotes along with its explanation, and an application for each of us.

It seems that a waitress was having a very difficult day.  All her customers were crabby and demanding. She complained to her boss that he was putting all the ornery people at her tables.  He told her he would change that.

"What I want you to do is, when I seat people at your tables, you look at each one of them and warmly say, 'I like you!' Then to the next,  'I like you!' all the way around the table."  She agreed and did as she was told.

A while later she came to her boss and said, "Thank you!  These people you're giving me now are all so nice!"  

Of course, it wasn't that he selected "nice" people for the waitress, it was her attitude towards them that had changed the whole situation!  When we treat others with kindness, it is often (though not always) returned.  Sometimes all people need is a Christlike attitude of love genuinely shown to them before they change too!

Proverbs 25:15 

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and 
a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

That annoying neighbor, your disobedient child, a grumpy spouse all have bones!  Use a soft tongue - perhaps the words, "I like you!" spoken from a genuine heart, and see how it changes their response towards you - and also your attitude towards them!

Who do you need to pray about liking?  After God answers your prayer, go tell them!

Thanks for stopping by!  I like you!

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