Happy Building: A Letter From The Chaplain

Posted by Chaplin Shane Simar on March 26, 2012 at 7:15 PM

What did you Do Today?


What did you do today? I wonder if at times we don't over-complicate things? So, let's simplify things a little.


If the question, "What did you do today?" is posed, many of us easily reel off an exhaustive list of tasks that we completed. But, we can simplify things a little by re-phrasing the question. Instead of asking, "What did you do today?", let's rather ask, "Did you build something or break something today?"


Keep that question in mind when considering life at Universal Life Church.


Did you build or break?


Did you build someone up or did you break them down? Did you build your own reputation through your actions and words or did you break your reputation? Did you build Universal Life Church's image - or did you break it?


I am sure that if we are all very honest then we can all plead guilty to having broken down in a number of these areas at one time or another. That's OK. Life, family and work all take their toll. It's busy and difficult and frustration sets in and we lose it - we are not perfect! But, we still need to work at it.


Let's take it one day at a time. Those moments when we break people or situations down, will never go away entirely and to expect that may be too idealistic.


We need to  make a conscious effort to build each other and relationships up honestly and sincerely. We need to really work at not breaking! If we can do that, then maybe the "building moments" will outshine the "breaking moments" and that positive balance is definitely within our reach!


So, next time someone asks you, "What did you do today?" - wouldn't it be nice to simply say, "I built!"



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