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When the wind of change blows …

Change by Jeffrey A. KottlerThere is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes: “When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.”

Change can cause people to become frightened.  They want to stay with what’s known even when it’s rendered obsolete.

Life teaches us that the only constant is change.  We make changes all the time, some big and some small.  The big changes may be frightening because they mean that life will never be exactly the same.

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Esteem and friendliness

We can’t hide friendliness because it draws a very public sign on our face: smiles.

When we think about friendliness we realize its deepness.  True friendliness means that we give toward our fellow men esteem without expecting that we get esteem back.

Friendliness comes out of genuine esteem.  True esteem is given for free and abundantly.  We will be able to live friendliness in our daily life when we give friendliness to ourselves.

A Chinese proverb is expressing this wonderfully:  “When I carry a green branch in my heart, a songbird will alight on it.”