We are all guilty. Each and every one of us.
We judge people. And we do it more often than not.
Some people might say it out loud, others may keep it to themselves, and most just talk behind a person’s back.
“She is sooo heavy.”
“He has SUCH a big gut.”
“Can you believe how much she ate!?”
“She is SOOOOOOOOO annoying.”
“What a jerk.”
“Did you see the nose on that guy!?”
“What a FAT $#@!”
And on and on and on.
Well I’m here to call us all out. STOP ALREADY! WHAT MAKES YOU SO PERFECT!?
It’s time we all checked ourselves. Just because you don’t get along with someone doesn’t give you or me the right to judge. Just because you have insecurities, doesn’t mean you should take them out on someone else! Be happy for your newly engaged friend! Be excited for your cousin’s promotion! Be thrilled that your friend is losing weight! Get ideas from your brother’s brand new GORGEOUS home! Don’t pick them a part just because you want what they have!
And if you don’t get along with someone, try to. If you just don’t mesh, then don’t be friends, but don’t talk smack. We are ALL guilty!
I think one of the greatest qualities my mom had was that I almost never heard her talk poorly about anyone. It was something I admired and anytime I gossiped to her in a bad manner about someone, she ALWAYS flipped it to something good. She turned my perspective around and made me reconsider what I thought.
Since she has been gone, I’ve tried to be more like her. I’ve TRIED (emphasis on tried), not to speak poorly of others. However, recently I’ve needed to check myself. WHAT MAKES ME SO PERFECT!? What gives ME the right!? I’m thankful to a couple of good friends to point that out to me too (you know who you are). Its made me realize that I need to accept people for who they are and not judge them. That’s for God to do anyway.
The more time we spend discussing what we don’t like about other people, the less time there is to focus on just being happy. Happiness is one of the BEST ways to keep yourself healthy. Being bitter, angry, jealous, and judgmental brings a whole lot of stress that your body does not need. Quite frankly, it ages you; FAST.
For me, 2013 is all about challenging myself in new ways (and not just workouts).
In 2013, I want to be less stressed. I want to be more positive. I want to feel good about myself and others. And I want to STOP the negative talk toward other people. I challenge YOU to challenge yourself in this same manner. The next time you find yourself talking poorly about someone else, stop and ask yourself; WHAT MAKES YOU SO PERFECT!?
We ALL have less than desirable personalities sometimes.
We ALL have trouble zones we need to target.
We ALL have areas where we might not excel.
We are ALL NOT PERFECT!
I challenge you. I challenge you to check yourself this coming week. I challenge you to even check other people. Are you bold enough to stop a negative Nancy in their tracks and say, “WHAT MAKES YOU SO PERFECT!?”
Let’s all be a little friendlier, a little happier, and little less worried about everyone else in 2013. Let’s spend a little more time focusing on ourselves and accepting others for who they are (whether you want to be around them 100% of the time or not). Let’s all remember to stop and ask ourselves, “WHAT MAKES YOU SO PERFECT!?”
QUESTION: Do you find yourself pre-judging people? Does it make you feel bad? Do you agree…we are ALL NOT PERFECT!?