“…Smile without reason…. Cry without sadness…”

How to get the BEST ‘return’ on everyday ‘good’ living….by going …WITHOUT.

Listen without judgement…. Speak without offending…. Respond without defending…. Defend without offending.… Give without expecting.… Eat without compulsion…. Laugh without ceasing…. Dance without caring…. Discard without regard…. Work without respite…. Read without stimulation…. Commit without resentment…. Lose without shame…. Choose without debate…. Please without deceit…. Sacrifice without burden…. Compromise without fear…. Sell without greed…. Serve without being served…. Smile without reason…. Cry without sadness…. Joke without ridicule…. Search without despair…. Boast without pride…. Show compassion without need…. Sleep without forethought…. Vacation without agenda…. Forgive without remembering…. Motivate without motivation…. Relent without intent…. Refuse without abuse…. Answer without asking…. Agree without disagreement…. Leave without having to…. Repair without destruction…. Counsel without ridicule…. Praise without sarcasm…. Change without force…. Be forceful without rudeness…. Oppose without advantage…. Intervene without interfering…. Advise without exploitation…. Exercise power without abuse…. Be good without evil intent…. Be friendly without favorites… Be different without indifference…. Teach without resenting… Be hopeful without despair…. Be happy without cause… Be deliberate without exactness… Be encouraging without overbearance…. Orate without speaking…. Pray without ceasing…. Love without condition…. Live in fullness without sin.

Yes, it’s all very difficult… I know… but not impossible.  Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 – Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered; it keeps no record of wrongs.

And David tells us in Psalm 119:1- Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord!  Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole hear, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!  You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.  Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!

….Blessings…cjlb…4/9/2-17

 

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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