Be the kind of person everyone wants to be around.

People around you have become more stressed due to the existing Covid atmosphere. It’s not unusual to see people snapping at one another for reasons that mean less than nothing.

So, what can you do to attract people towards you thus becoming the friend they need in times like this?

Insisting that everyone around you has to think the way you think and do things the way you do is a turn off. It is never the best way or even right way to get to know people and keep them flocking towards you. Always remember, we are all individuals and no two individuals are the same. We were all created differently and given the ability to think about matters and challenges in various ways.

The following will help to keep our attitudes in check and see changes in the way we relate with others.

  1. Communication: In every relationship, one’s communication matters. How you talk to people and how you interact on the overall goes a long way in drawing others towards you or pull them away from you.  Don’t be bossy or overbearing whether you are in a marital or other relationship. Change your vocabulary from aggression to loving and being sensitive. Always let those around you know that they are appreciated and accepted. Never look down on others.
  2. Respect: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Everybody loves to be respected. Treat people as you would have them treat you. You wouldn’t have anyone treat you less than a human being so don’t try it with others. Respect is reciprocal they say. When you show people respect, they respect you. Don’t be distracted by your phone when another person is trying to gain your attention. Allow others to be themselves around you. Let them know that they will not be judged or insulted for expressing themselves.
  3. Motivation: What motivation do others have for being around you? Learn to ‘big others up’, what do I mean? Be ready always to encourage and shower others with true statements of themselves. Don’t engage in useless flattery but tell people the good you see in them. Let them always leave your presence feeling 10 feet tall.

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No Fear!

Can you imagine sitting in a boat in the middle of a storm, trying desperately to row against the wind? You are doing your best to get to the other side of the lake, but you’re not getting anywhere. Then, all of a sudden, Jesus comes walking up toward the boat; literally walking on the water! This is exactly what happened to the disciples. At first, they flipped out, but Jesus said,” Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid”.

When you are trying to get somewhere and it seems like you’re stuck in the middle of all sorts of problems and nothing is going your way, you don’t have to flip out and be terrified. There is no problem or storm life can throw at you that Jesus can’t overcome. He will always show you a way through your storms.


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