At work a number of departments stop by to vent in my office. All of our co-workers know that my colleague in my department and I will listen without repeating what we’ve heard.
However, we have several co-workers who are so full of negativity it is almost suffocating.
Many of us have found ourselves distancing ourselves away from these unfavorable comments.
We finally put a note up in our office, stating we are a safe place to vent. Then we added a disclaimer, “before you leave you must find one nice/kind/positive thing to say about the person or situation”.
It is easy to focus on the negativity in our lives and how we wish things would be different. However, all it serves to do is push others away.
2 Samuel 2:6 says, “May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.”
The Lord wants us to show kindness to others.
Sometimes this is much easier done than others, however most times we can find at least one nice thing to say about a situation or person.
How do you practice kindness?