Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Worth Their Weight In Gold!

From the book "Resolved" by Orrin Woodward. Please read these words and weigh their value. I found them worth their weight in gold....

Acceptance from one human being to another creates peace, which allows one to relax and share openly. When someone is constantly judging what is said or done, he doesn't allow the other person to relax, making friendship nearly impossible. Acceptance doesn't mean one approves of everything that his friend does, but only that he accepts his friend as a human being. A friend's acceptance stills the troubled waters, allowing the other person some breathing space to develop personally. It's only when a person is accepted as he is, that he is freed to become what he desires to be. Acceptance for the soul is like food for the body, providing nourishment and energy for further improvement.

By accepting people as they are, they desire more of this feeling, leading to seeking approval, which creates the process for change and growth which is nurtured along by the Triple-A formula. Many people get this wrong thinking they cannot accept someone until he does things right. But no one does everything right, leaving us all unaccepted and lonely. Everyone needs personal growth, but it's only through acceptance that the soul is nourished to pursue approval and appreciation. A person shouldn't judge the faults of others too critically, since he has a full time project working on himself. Like the proverb says, "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."

Now I've read and understand them, the challenge is to go and live them....

God Bless!
Capt. Bill


  1. Cap Bill, EXCELLENT my friend! Go live them and you give permission to someone else to live them, making the world a better place! God Bless, Orrin

  2. I can't wait to read this book! It's next on my list, and Team Maximus in St. Louis is reading it for Ladies Book Club in January.

    I've struggled in the past with acceptance and still do though to a lesser extent, thank God! I wanted to be open-minded (in other words, accepting) but in doing so I became closed-minded to people I've deemed closed-minded. I've had to work hard on loving those I'd rather just cut off--loving them anyway because it's the right thing to do.

    Have a bright and happy Chanukah and a Merry Christmas!