Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Can't we all just get along?

What is it with women's nature that makes it is easier to tear each other down instead of lifting each other up?

I overheard two women talking in the bathroom, at the gym, in the cattiest tones.

#1: "My sister-in-law called me the other day to ask what brand of vitamin D I use. She took her son to have a check-up and he is deficient. I was like, Well duh! You live in a place that rains 365 days a year!"

#2: "Good grief!" (Insert lots of eye rolling here and negative facial expressions.)

Looking back, I wish I could have been quick with words, in a nice tone of course, I would have said, "Don't you think it is cool she thinks you are the expert on vitamin D so she asked you?"

I don't know about you, but I am looking for ways to build people up instead of tear them down, even if they are perfect strangers. We need to encourage and be loving to one another. Life is hard enough without people tearing us down.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 
1 Thessalonians 5:11