Rebuilding Series: Rejection vs Reflection. By Marshall Lestz
Good Morning Everybody,
When people are being judgmental, do we then judge them?
When people get impatient, do we respond with impatience?
When people keep complaining, do we complain about them?
When people act arrogantly, do we look down at them?
When someone is greedy, are we less generous with our affection?
When people are disrespectful, do we treat them with less respect?
When people are negative, do we think negatively of them?
Isn’t it fascinating how we can miss things that are right before our eyes?
The world is like a mirror, but our egos try to keep that a big secret.
However, when we take a moment, step back and “reflect,”
we can suddenly see an entirely different picture.
The Mishna asks “Who is wise?”, and answers:
“He who learns from every person.”
When we take this guidance to heart, we can view
daily interactions as amazing learning opportunities.
The most regular day becomes an adventure in self-discovery
and self-improvement. Every day truly becomes a blessing.
May we use our precious time wisely, and learn about ourselves
from as many people as possible. Especially those who challenge us the most,
because they may be the ones who have the most to teach us.
And who knows?…
That might just be why Hashem brought them into our lives in the first place.
Have an exhilarating day everybody,
Keep on Building!