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Pick Me Up Or Pick Me Down

Pick me up or pick me down (or is it actually actually pick me apart).  Most of us have an eagle eye for other people’s faults.  “Oh, my God, look at the color of her hair!”  “He must have slept in those clothes!”  Do you ever say these things or at least think them about other people?

Does putting other people down pick you up?  Do you feel more confident about yourself when you can compare others unfavorably to yourself?  Do you feel even better when you can get others to agree with your judgments of others?

Have you heard the saying don’t say anything about somebody else unless you can say something good?  How many of you follow this?  Putdowns by other people of ourselves can often lead to competitions where one bad thing follows another.

How often do you think instead of how nice somebody looked, how attractive their smile is, or you admired their sermon, lecture, or how much you appreciated their presentation of their point of view?  Then how often have you actually said something to the person by giving them a compliment?

“You can pick your friends, and you can pick y...

“You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friend’s nose.” ― John Green – Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Photo credit: Sam Antonio Photography)


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