A little over a year ago I posted a video to social media about a question that had been haunting me. The question was "What would you do if you only had one year to live? In concluding my thoughts, I realized that there were really two ways to live. A person could either live selfishly (looking for what they could get) or selflessly (looking at what they could give). The whole experience helped me look at life differently.
The whole purpose of this blog and weekly radio features is to empower families to love well. I've found that it's very difficult to focus on loving others when you're turning the attention to yourself. That's why this week's tip is so important to me. As a national speaker and radio host, the nature of my job means that the spotlight is on me. If you really know me though, you know that my deep desire is to love others through my work. I want to turn the spotlight back on my audience and make them feel loved, encouraged, and empowered.
Loving others means keeping your ego in check. It's fine to be proud of yourself for accomplishing something or proud of your kids when they win a race or achieve great grades. We must be careful though not to get so carried away loving ourselves that we forget to love others. People that act selflessly are always easier to respect that those that act selfishly.