Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 8)

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Today we are going to talk about #14 on our list of things we should say more often.

I’ve got barbecue sauce on my shirt too.

Let’s face it, we all spill on our shirt sometimes.  When you are the only one in the crowd with a big blob of BBQ sauce on your shirt, you can tend to feel embarrassed and singled out.  If there is another person in the crowd with BBQ sauce on their shirt too, you don’t feel so bad.

Obviously, this goes a lot deeper than just spilling on your shirt.  We all mess up at times in our lives.  It happens to everyone.  Sometimes someone coming up to you and telling you “hey, it’s OK, I mess up too sometimes,” can make the person feel so much better.

Our ability to relate to someone and empathize with them can take a bad situation and make it so much more bearable.  People don’t want to be excluded.  When they mess up, they want people to tell them that it is OK.  Just remember, what goes around comes around.  There will come a day when you will want someone to relate to you and tell you it is OK when you make a mess of things so you should extend the same courtesy to others.

Our assignment this week is to find at least one person who has found themselves in a sticky situation.  When you find that person, go out of your way to make them feel comforted.  Let them know that it is not that bad.  You have messed up plenty of times too and it will be OK.  If you actually find someone who has spilled BBQ sauce on their shirt, spill some on yours too.  Then you really can show you understand.  BBQ sauce washes out, but the feeling of understanding can last a lifetime.

About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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