Turn the other cheek…

“Never regret being a good person, to the wrong people. Your behavior says everything about you, and their behavior says enough about them.”

Author Unknown

Do you value self over others or do you put the needs of others over self? If you are the former then you are a person who won’t regret being a good person, even if it hurts your own interests on occasion.

I am reminded of this verse from the book of Matthew.

“‘But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.‘” Matthew 5:38-40,42-43

I would argue that that an occasional “setback” because you are true to yourself, and your values, is well worth it. I would far rather be known as a person that is consistently good, even to those who would do me harm, than a person who is seeking to put myself above others…

Be the change…

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.”

Bob Dylan

There is such power in these words.  Changing your behavior is hard, but much easier if you have a clear picture in your mind of what, or who, you want to be.  Then you just have to do it one simple step at a time, one day at a time.  

Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor is the person you were born to be.  You have to decide to make the changes, and then just do it.

 

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