Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another Alternative to Criticism

A Lesson from the Creation

As we read the account of the creation in Genesis, we notice that God paused after each period of creation and “saw that it was good”. He didn’t wait until the entire creation was finished to say it was good. He acknowledged and celebrated each day.

None of us are perfect (complete, finished or fully developed) but we can follow the example given in the creation and acknowledge and celebrate what we do right along the way – every day -- even while knowing there is yet much more to do.

Instead of criticizing, we can focus more on what is right, what we do appreciate. In David Burns book, Feeling Good Together, he suggests that we try to give 25 compliments a week. Try it. Even if you don’t give that many, it’s a great way to change your mindset from focusing more on the negative to focusing more on the positive.

Remember, God "saw that it was good" every day!


  1. Dear Sis. Hubble,
    The analogies you use in your blog are excellent and help make the complex subject of relationships more understandable. Thank you for taking the time to write and share your insights.

    One of my friends would, I believe, benefit greatly from reading this blog. Since this is private, how would one go about referring someone else to subscribe? Do I need to give you their email address?

    Thank you again,
    Nadine Pinkerton

  2. You're welcome. I'm glad you're finding my blog helpful. You're more than welcome to invite your friends to subscribe. I believe you can forward your original invitation to them and they can sign on from there. Let me know if you have any problems. I'll be happy to invite them myself if that works out better. In that case, yes, I would need their e-mail addresses. Just let me know.

    Gloria Hubble