It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chapter 10, Page 22, Book 08

Imagine what would happen if you were disrespectful, rude and insulting to another person, and yet that person offered you nothing but kindness, respect and gratitude in return. How long would you be able to maintain such a negative approach?
Probably not very long, for your negativity would soon be overwhelmed by the sincere kindness being returned to you. In the same way, you can overwhelm the negativity that comes your way.

Respond to life with kindness, with joy, with positive, productive action and enthusiasm. Overwhelm the difficult world with goodness and joy.
Ralph Marston


I’m all about causing a little revolution against disrespectful and rude people. They come in all sizes and shapes. They are everywhere we go some days. We really do need to fight back.

When my children were young I discovered that when they were really out of sorts and grumpy there was always a reason.

Most of the time they’d had a bad day and were upset. The bad side of things was that when they were unhappy they made everyone else unhappy too.

The good side of things was that a hug and a cookie from mom could make the whole word seem a little brighter.

We can’t give every one a hug and a cookie, but we can be kind, gentle and compassionate even to the grouches we meet.

Hope you will join my revolution !
It is a grand solution
To the pollution
Of rude and disrespectful contamination


Some of the shells that wash up on the beach were once very beautiful. We don't know what kind of journey they had to take to get them in their fragile condition. The same is true for people. Be kind.

Linda Gifford

Work as if everything depends on you.
Pray as if everything depends on God.

Ignatius Of Loyola

‘On Ya’- ma


Alice said...

Right with you on that revolution! It's not easy to deal with disrespectful/rude people but treating them the same way doesn't work well at all. Happy day :).........alice

Jan said...

Oh you have set a challenge hear lol I will try Jan xx

Unknown said...

I try to smile at everyone I meet or pass just to make life better

Anonymous said...

Great blog entry today. Have a good day.

Kathy said...

Love that thought for the day. Makes you stop and think. Have a great day.

Jeannette said...

Hugs and smiles go a very long way. I was very lucky to receive some today.

Joan said...

Yes I will join your revolution. Have a great day. Love Joan

Anonymous said...

How beautiful I agree Thank you so much for sweet comments Many Blessings to you and yours Kat:)

Bookncoffee said...

You always seem to know what to post to make my day just right. lol
Have a good OTH Day (Over the Hump). lol

Hollie said...

I agree with you!!! Let's start a revolution together!

Beth said...

Whenever I'm out and about and encounter those kinds of surly people, I always try to smile and maybe change their day. Even if I can't, I don't let their attitude change MINE!


Linda said...

I just love your always give me so much to reflect on, and it helps me strive to be a better person. Being kind is so important, so very important. Thank you so much.....

Pooh Hugs,

Janie said...

Yes, we never know what someone is going through. I told my youngest son one day when he was mad at a teacher that he normally really liked... Isn't he intitled to a bad day once in a while? lol So true because the next day things were fine. Have a great week. Janie