Watch your attitude
SOME people go to great length to make sure what they wear makes an impression on other people, like going for branded clothes and expensive labels.
The fashion industry is driven by this craze – the desire to stand out in the crowd. But do you know what will really make you look good?
Do we ever choose the attitude we’re going to wear for the day?
Do we see ourselves complaining about the weather or traffic, or being grateful for the meal and the job we have to commute for?
Do we avoid the chores and tasks lined up for the day, or do we find ourselves looking forward to the endless possibilities that the day holds for us?
Unwittingly, we put on ‘dresses’ that are stained and soiled. These flaws automatically show up when we are being critical about others.
In some scriptures it is written: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
When we put on compassion, we become more aware of the needs of others and have a desire to do something about it.
Kindness helps us to speak and act in a way that is understanding and considerate.
When we dress up in humility, we put others first.
Gentleness helps us to speak in a way that is soft and mild. And patience makes us wait calmly even when it’s inconvenient.
These are the things that never go out of style.