Friday, December 26, 2014

Cultivating Good Judgement

Judgment has a bad reputation these days. How often do you get told not to judge or "judge not lest ye be judged?" Our society has conditioned us against being perceived as "judgmental." I'm here to say it is not necessarily wrong to be judgmental.

Personally, I'd prefer to be someone of good judgment or even someone possessing judgment rather than being someone who lacks judgment. Judgment means one has a brain of one's own. You think, and you evaluate and make decisions. Far too often, people lump being critical or negative with judgment.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good Deeds and Singing Your Own Praises

A Season of Needs

Most people pause during their holiday festivities to think of people less fortunate than themselves, which is natural. It is hard to be lucky without having at least a passing thought of those who don't have enough to eat or somewhere to sleep.