The Intent of This Blog

This blog is intended to be a tool for the growth of whoever wants to use it. It is a daily journal intended to help us be more introspective. Every day I will do my best to supply a motivational quote, a Bible verse, a vocabulary word, and a personal message from myself. Use these if you like as motivation to improve yourself. Then, simply answer the daily questions provided honestly and see if it has an impact on your life. Zig Ziglar said, "If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer." Lets not be just dreamers but doers. Remember Martin Luther King Jr not only had a dream, he also had an objective. Thanks for reading, Jake

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Building Place


Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down. Proverbs 26:20

Idea: “a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations” Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The funny thing about gossip, is that it usually hurts the ones we love the most. We've all seen friendships destroyed, not because someone genuinely disliked their friend, but because one found entertainment in talking about the other in ways they shouldn't have. I know we've all heard it before, but we would be much better off if, when we had something to say about someone, we acted as if they were listening to everything we had to say. That doesn't mean all of our comments have to be something the other would want to hear however. One of the most important roles of friendship is to edify. But we should ensure that all of our talk is rooted in a proper foundation. A positive and encouraging foundation. A foundation of love. If we can't find the love in whatever we're doing, it's not worth doing. I know it's a massive cliché, but, “if we don't have anything good to say about someone, don't say anything at all.” Our words are often the most powerful tool we have. They can build up, or they can tear down. Do we want to be known as builders, or destroyers? There is a place to destroy, the human spirit is not one of them. There is a place to build, and what better place is there, than a friend?

Daily Journaling Questions:
  1. How did I help someone in kindness today?
  2. What did I learn today?
  3. What am I thankful for?
  4. Who did I love today?
  5. What am I dreaming for?
  6. What about today do I want to remember forever?
  7. What are my goals for tomorrow?
Thanks for reading.
Jake

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