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How to Have a Kind and Caring Attitude

Don’t be lone wolf, isolated, you become too much inside yourself. Not feeling wanted results in frustration, aging, illness. Strive after popularity and you’ll never get it; for those who won’t receive you shake it off (Luke 9:5). Instead of worrying about what others may think, practice building the ego of those in your life. Build up as many as you can, unselfishly because you like them and see potential in them.

10 rules for valuing others **

  1. Remember their name
  2. Be comfortable with others
  3. Don’t let small things ruffle you
  4. Don’t be egotistical, a know it all
  5. When speaking have something of value to say
  6. Attempt to heal misunderstandings
  7. Practice liking people
  8. Congratulate others for their achievements
  9. Express sympathy, sorrow and disappointment in times of need
  10. Get a deep spiritual experience so you’ll have something to give others to help strengthen them

** Adapted from Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Attitude Challenge

Interaction between people is vibration. Sending out prayers for another is amplifying vibrations in the universe between people and God. Prayer is a force inherent in spiritual universe. You transport from yourself to another a sense of love, help, and support.

The challenge is to pray for people as you pass them; at work, on a bus, in your car, shopping; whenever you see someone down. Notice the change in their demeanor. These are often called “flash prayers”, shooting blessings to those we pass. Kingdom of God is within you; use it, practice it, bless others with it (Luke 17:21).

Books on a caring and kind altitude

Reduce me to Love by Joyce Meyer
Secrets to Exceptional Living by Joyce Meyer
Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded? by Dwight L Carlson
Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs
The 5 love Languages by Gary Chapman

Bible Verses to mediate on to strengthen a caring attitude

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.     1 Peter 4:8

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?     Matthew 5:43-48

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.     Ephesians 4:31-32

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.     Luke 6:35

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.     Galatians 6:2

Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.     Romans 15:2

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.     1 Peter 3:9

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.    1 Corinthians 13:4

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,     Colossians 3:12

‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’     Luke 10:27b

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.     Romans 12:15

Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.     Proverbs 21:21

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.     Romans 13:10

‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’     Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.     Romans 12:9-13 (NIV)

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.     Romans 12:14-16

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