The Best Version of Yourself


We need to hear and heed this NOW more than EVER!

Be kind.

Be understanding.

People are fragile, whether they show it or not.

Learn to recognize the frightened child in everyone by listening rather than speaking.

Just as you were when you were a child—afraid of failure—you will undoubtedly be tempted as an adult with the fear of not being accepted by your peers.

None is exempt! Some are just better at masking it than others.

Remember that you have been given not a spirit of fear, but a spirit of dynamic power and strength, creativity and generosity, self-discipline and wisdom.

You’ve been equipped with power to call out fear in yourself, and even in others, and banish it by the authority you carry in Christ Jesus.

Believe it and you will be a kinder, more generous person.

Live it and you will understand the plight of all persons.

When you begin empathizing with others and responding in sympathy to their needs, you can help anyone and everyone in your sphere of influence.

If kindness (sympathy) and understanding (empathy) have evaded you, you have evaded being the best version of yourself.

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2 months ago

So beautifully expressed! This should be read at every graduation ceremony, for these are words to take with one out into the world. Your poetry continues to touch the hearts and minds of all who read them.

2 months ago

Beautifully written, incorporated with my absolute favorite verse, 2 Timothy 1:7!


Friends feed the inherent desire in every single one of us to be seen and heard and remembered. And that makes us feel immovable and immortal as if the universe itself came alive to witness a miracle. And nothing we say or do will ever be forgotten. (This hints at the foreshadowing of a personal relationship with the ultimate Being—immovable and immortal—who is closer to us than a brother and who created us to know Him and to be known by Him.) But what if this convivial concept of friendship escapes us?

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if you’ve dropped your keys,

hat or hash pipe

into the “rabbit hole”

of delusive fantasy,

whirling and writhing down

an eternal abyss of insanity,

further and further away

from the drain of objective reality.

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Our reassurance

is His willingness

to be caught in the cross hairs,

a red dot

at the intersection

of an atoning fare

and a predetermined time-slot.

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