PROVERB FOR TODAY
Pride leads only to shame
It is wise to be humble
GOOD MORNING ALL !
Eating humble pie is something I know a lot about. I’ve never had a moment of pride with out it coming back at me and hitting me square in the face. I remember as a young mom saying how good my children were and that they would never do that…only to have them turn around and do it .
I once worked really hard at making myself a pants and shirt outfit. I was so proud of having sewn that outfit with my own two hands. A friend of mine later pointed out how crooked the seam down the back was. I was so embarrassed.
being humble, is the defining characteristic of an unpretentious and modest person, someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others
Here are some actions anyone can learn to be more humble:
Make sure you take every opportunity you have to thank others for what they do and what they help you with. People don’t accomplish anything on their own and it always takes help from others. Thank them for this help
Redirecting praise is useful to be more humble and modest. If you don’t accept praise outright and instead, redirect it to others who helped you, trained you or even allowed you to do something, you pass on that praise to others without taking the credit directly
A humble person never tries to out do someone else and make themselves look better or smarter. This includes having to be right
People are constantly striving for success and they often feel very proud of themselves for getting to where they are at. Humble people are not proud and know that they didn’t get themselves here. They know that others helped them, encouraged them and assisted them to get to where they are now
First is not necessarily a bad thing, however being first can come across as competitive, self promoting or demoting of others. None of those things are common for a humble person
So many things around us are not our doing; we often forget to see our own insignificance since we get so focused on our own lives and accomplishments. Well to be humble, its importance to recognize and appreciate all the wonderful things around us
Last but not least, a very important aspect of being humble is to not judge others. Judgment is a dangerous thing and you can’t stay open minded, receptive to ideas, empathetic or appreciative of others if you are judging them or their ideas
I do hope your week is off to good start and that this Monday will be a day of only wonderful things.
May your day be filled with blessings
Like the sun that lights the sky,
And may you always have the courage
To spread your wings and fly