If you’ve spent time on Twitter lately, you’ll have noticed that #FixWhatsBrokenIn5Words is trending.
I tend to think that lasting change happens when we fix in our circle of influence, instead of ranting in our circle of concern.
And really, our greatest influence rests in relationships.
Because of the supernatural inside-time-outside-time-all-the-time relevance of God’s Word, this hashtag has been trending in the Bible for millennia. Take for example,
Friends love at all times. Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep.
Here are some others we could try:
# 1 Show an interest. Ask questions.
# 2 Show grace to oversensitive friends.
# 3 Show grace to insensitive friends.
# 4 Listen, listen, listen. Then, listen.
# 5 Don’t be cliquey. It’s ugly.
# 6 Don’t keep score. It’s childish.
# 7 Don’t play the guilt card.
# 8 Keeping in touch takes effort.
# 9 Take ‘last seen’ off WhatsApp. *
(*This is SO freeing. It eliminates potential guilt and indignation on both sides of a texting conversation. I mean, your friend may be driving, or saving a life. Give her a break. She’ll reply the moment she can give you her undivided attention.)
# 10 Laugh as much as possible.
Friendship is the moment when one man says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…’
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We’re doing a crazy road trip in search of snow, but you’ll find me here next Monday with 10 PARENTING tips, and the week after that with, 10 ways to KEEP ALL OF LIFE SIMPLE.
Love and strength to you, friend. Have an amazing week.
Forgive – Always. Everyone. Every day.
Be wildly generous to all.
Speak the truth in love.
Thanks for the reminder to be proactive! Much love…..
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