I've noticed something about winners in my fifty-ahem years of life. Those people who seem to get the best service at restaurants, the top jobs, the funniest friends. They have three things in common:
1. They genuinely care about others, and go out of their way to make those around them feel comfortable and important, from the waitress at a busy restaurant to the man who collects their garbage. Everyone is special to these winners.
2. They smile easily and laugh a lot. When they see you, a small child, or a sunset, their faces light up. Little things delight them. Even when jokes are corny, these winners laugh along with the one telling the joke, although they may have heard it 34 times.
3. They trust in the Lord instead of their own talents or brains. Winners' faith runs deeper than Sunday morning for an hour. They walk with Jesus daily, sharing their struggles and triumphs with Him. They've committed their lives to following Him, and He honors them for it.
Speaking of Winners, I know three, for the books I offered last week. They are:
Karen Lange won Dying to Meet Him.
Jessie Gunderson, won Knowing: A Series of Gifs
Terri Tiffany won Emerson the Magnificent
Thank you, ladies, for entering this contest, and congratulations!
What other factors do you think add to a person having a winning attitude in life?