Food for Thought: Our Attitudes Matter

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A successful beauty product company asked the people in a large city to send brief letters about the most beautiful women they knew, along with the women’s pictures. Within a few weeks, thousands of letters were delivered to the company.

One letter in particular caught the attention of the employees, and soon it was handed to the company president. The letter was written by a young boy, who wrote that he was from a broken home, living in a run-down neighborhood. With spelling corrections, an excerpt from his letter read:

A beautiful woman lives down the street from me. I visit her every day. She makes me feel like the most important kid in the world. We play cards and she listens to my problems. She understands me and when I leave, she always yells out the door that she’s proud of me.

The boy ended his letter by saying, “This picture shows you that she is the most beautiful woman. I hope I have a wife as pretty as her.”

Intrigued by the letter, the president asked to see this woman’s picture. His secretary handed him a photograph of a smiling, toothless woman, well-advanced in years, sitting in a wheelchair. Sparse gray hair was pulled back in a bun and wrinkles that formed deep furrows on her face were somehow diminished by the twinkle in her eyes.

“We can’t use this woman,” explained the president, smiling. “She would show the world that our products aren’t necessary to be beautiful.”

In the long run, no woman remains beautiful. That is why we must shift the beauty of our faces into our hearts.

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About Ezar

I'm in love with my dreams, married to success and having an affair with life ;) I live for the moments you can't put into words and I dont look back...unless there's a good view.

Posted on February 8, 2016, in Relationship and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Make-over scratches d surface,but beauty is skin-deep,touching d soul.Inward beauty for me any day.Besides,beauty is in d eyes of d beholder.

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  2. l know a lady who is so beautiful,but has an attitude problem…. Beauty and d beast!

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  3. The Bible encourages us to work on inward man/attitude,and not spend hours decorating our face.Our facial beauty will fade like d flower of d field,bt our inward beauty endures.

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  4. A bad attitude has this ugliness that smells like shit.No matter d beauty,a bad attitude puts me off.

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  5. We live in a world of selfies,with selfish attitude.Christian beauty is abou touching lives,and spreading around, d sweet aroma of Christ.

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  6. My Beauty Queen,in my self- organized beauty pageant is dat lady dat left an indelible expression of love in my heart…my Heart-Queen!You must be my role model,to be my queen.There is no place in my life for people with attitude problem….no place at all.

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  7. Ego/pride is d no.1 attitude problem dat will keep Christians away from d path of life.We must deal wit it now,or it will kill our Christian testimony.

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  8. EZAR,I must be real.For a beauty company to make it,it must use models dat will sell their products. They call it market strategy.They need a good and a beautiful photo shoot.They want to sell.To them d most important trait is BEAUTY and not attitude.

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  9. @fred,I agree.the face or body of d person dat models d product MUST count for me.Don’t really care who they are,since we may neva hv a one-on-one. encouter.A fashion model must hv d body and carriage,and cosmetic model must hv d faceoooo.

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  10. @emeka…hahaha.Indeed they must hv d faceoooo,or I will not buy.

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  11. For wifey matter,attitude must count…number 1.For d aesthetic things of life,then d face value must be considered.

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  12. For marriage,beauty comes first.I must be attracted to you.Then together,we can work on our attitudes.Attitude is subjective.An attitude one man might like,might not be d one I like.As a person,I like an outspoken woman,not a quiet/timid personality.Attitude will count depending on d meter(attitudeometer)you are using.

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  13. mmmmm like repel,but unlike attract,complementing each other. I guess d Holy Spirit is d only person dat can help us deal wit our negative attitudes as we yield ourselves to Him.By human strength we shall not prevail.

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  14. Who will bell d cat? Those we think may hv an attitude problem don’t even know they hv it.Those u think dat nag,may only be expressing their feeling to a recalcitrant partner.I like d outspoken…not d secret lovers dat cannot rebuke u wen u go wrong.To me the former,don’t hv an attitude problem.They only want to express in words how they feel.

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  15. @ favour..u nailed it.Who becomes d judge?No man,but d Holy Spirit.He is d standard,and He helps us to conform to d image of our Lord Jesus.I guess He hates and resists a proud attitude…d bad attitude dat threw down Satan from his lofty position.

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  16. I know a man who adores d wife.People say she has an attitude problem,bt to him she is perfect.I guess love covers a multitude of sins/attitude problems.

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  17. I like d scenario where someone humbly admits there is an attitude problem and seeks help.The result is amazing.Hypocrites will neva do that.

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  18. The attitude of looking down on others is not acceptable.Who are u to look down on others?

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  19. Dear Jesus,I hv a husband who sees nothing good in others except in himself.As a result,it is very difficult to please to him.How can I live wit this attitude for life, until death do us part?Indeed,I am enduring and not enjoying my marriage. Pls change him or change me.

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  20. I hate d holier-than-thou attitude…hypocritical.

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  21. How about d bossy attitude of our husbands and fathers?To me,they play God.Nobody plays god with God.

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  22. Nne,I hv suffered so much in my husbands hand.Every time its either,I am d authority in this house or,u must submit…I hv d final say.I don’t hv any sayooo…nawaooo.That is a bad attitude.

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  23. Latecoming is a bad attitude esp in d house of God.African time is not a good attitude at all.

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  24. @Ijeoma,l like…Nobody plays god with God!Very true,or else he will chew grass like King Nebu.

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  25. Taking sides wit d Ist person dat reports to you u,nd not giving d other person any chance to hear his/her own side of d story is an attitude problem.I believe in fairness.

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  26. Some attitudes are hereditary..eg a hot temper dat runs in a family(like father,like children/like mother like children).How do we deal wit such family baggage…thru deliverance?

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  27. @doris,u are right.If d attitude in question is through d operation of a demon,then u need deliverance. However if u are a Christian,then a good knowledge and practice of d Word of God can transform u into a new person dat u are(2Corinth5:17).

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  28. Love d comments…they have dealt wit d topic from different perspectives.Kudos.

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  29. Ezar,kudos.I empathize with d boy.But I don’t think he would have been part of d beauty programme….a square peg in a round hole.The beauty company needs d face and and not d heart.They can neva bend d rules,no matter how pathetic d story.He can be part of ‘CNN Heros’.

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