CHANGEUP TONIC

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Florida, USA
TAKE A SECOND LOOK

on't be too quick to judge another. You may not be looking through the right prism. Everyone has got their story and what you see is the incomplete reality so don't jump into conclusions based on incomplete realities. Don't fall into the category of people that easily question all the good things they hear about others but are quick to believe the bad things they hear without investigating.

A young couple moved into a new neighborhood.

The next morning whilst eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not clean" she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap".

Her husband looked on but remained silent.

Every time the neighbor would hang laundry to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has learnt how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this"!

The husband said: "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows"!

And so it is with life…

What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look!

It is easy to discuss other people, their lives and things that are none of our business. Yet we tend to forget - our window isn't that clean after all! Stop labeling people just because they are not like you.

Don't be too swift to judge others; you do not have an idea of what they are going through. Instead of judging people, why don't you take that same time to pray for them. You can also reach out to them and let them know that you believe in them.

Most often, our judgment is based on what we've seen or have heard and not on what has happened behind the scene.

Now, there is a difference between judging and correcting someone in love. We should be able to differentiate between both. When someone judges, it isn't actually about you. It's about them and their limitations, insecurities and needs.

Many people may see who you really appear to be but only few experiences who you really are. There are people who are genuine and have your interest at heart. They do not present a 'superhuman' figure about themselves to you. They are down-to-earth and are constantly nudging you to be the very best that you can be and in such process reprimand and correction is very much in place. If you have one or two of such persons in your life then you are blessed and if you don't, find such people and connect with them. God bless you big!

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