Politeness primarily provokes positive responses

People respond positively to politeness. Please try it today and see. Thank you. However, rudeness offends people unnecessarily and creates needless enemies.

When you love people politeness comes easy; when you don’t it’s a pain. How people act toward you frequently reflects what you are radiating toward them. People who radiate hate need love, not debate. Dare to, “Love your enemies.” (Anybody can berate them.)

Sow a sincere compliment, reap a thank you. Sow a thank you, reap caring interaction. Sow caring interaction, reap true friendship.

Self-focus is toxic. The antidote is to think outside the self-pox and to daily focus on loving, serving, and encouraging others.

It takes love and strength to lift people up, but you only need fear and weakness to put them down. Encouragement matters. When you interact with people, find some way to sincerely appreciate, thank, and/or compliment them.

Of all that’s on the planet, people are most important. Treat them all well. The more people you encourage with hope and kindness, the better you will feel about your life.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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