I remember

The Best Trait

A writer centuries ago wrote about what some people desire in a person.

Before I reveal that writer and the object of their desire, let’s do a little reflection.

What first gets our attention about a person?

What is our lasting impression about a person?

What causes us to desire to know more about a person and, conversely, what moves us to move out of the way right away.

Maya Angelou wrote “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

So, what that in mind, let’s now go to the writer from centuries ago who wrote “What is desired in a man is kindness.” Proverbs 19: 22 nkjv

In the end, people will remember our kindness to them, and how they felt when we treated them kindly.

I can still remember, many decades later, the time when my sixth grade Math teacher blurted out to “Hurry up, dummy, you’re slowly the class down” when I was doing my Math deliberately and slowly at the board in our game of snake.

” “She did not care.”

“She was not nice to me.”

“She did not treated me with respect.”

Yesterday while substituting in a class in which third year high school students were research about career opportunity, one student asked me about the life and career opportunity and choices. I related that story to her.

The first talent we need to have and use is that to care for people.

Regardless of what we may feel we have or don’t have to offer, a caring heart will beat a brilliant mind, and definitely a sharp tongue!

Treat others well, put them first, show them they matter, and let them know we are glad that they are what they are!

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