Doing Unto Others...

It is often difficult to think about talking or writing to others in a purely "self-less" context.

We often have our own agenda when we interact with someone on the phone, by writing, or even in person. Questions of our own interest and intent often get in the way of a more honest and realistic interaction. It is easy to forget that when we deal with someone, one-on-one, we might be doing so not only for ourselves, but for someone else as well. Often we are not only a necessary link in communication with that person, but the only link. If this is the case, we need to be a strong connection, not a weak one.

Also, make a point of "telling" someone something...only if they will feel better from the new information being offered to them. Do not tell someone a bit of information to make yourself feel better! That's the opposite of "self-less." You might feel "unburdened" but it is only because you have now loaded them down with the negativity and hurt. Today, ask someone something personal about themselves; this will make them feel as if they are more than a colleague, neighbor, or even a taken for granted relative. It will make them realize that they matter... to you... in more than their "designated" role.

It's just a wonderful practice to really follow the Biblical wisdom of: Treat/speak to people as you would want others to speak/treat you. If we don't like something done/said in our own lives; it's our choice to make the effort to change ...or not. We are never defined by negative actions directed toward us; we are what we choose for ourselves. I really like that choice.

It's a matter of Choice; CHILD ABUSE can stop with us.

I added the above videos to educate; they are not the exception in Child Abuse...they are the norm. If we choose to ignore what is happening around us, that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused by their 18th Birthday...then we perpetuate the abuse and it enters all venues of our society.

It is not an illness with no cure, rather it is an epidemic that calls for recognition and involvement and it will cease.

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     I've done a great deal in my lifetime and wouldn't change a thing.  Each new test and challenge ended up enriching my life and I ended up growing spiritually, in the end. My quest is to make the world a better place for those who follow.  It's never been about the taking for me, but rather about the giving. My rewards have been numerous and I count myself among the very fortunate. Most of my career has involved young people in some fashion.  As they go... so goes our future.