Tuesday, October 23, 2012

3 Ways to Win in Life and 3 Winners

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?


  1. Congrats to the winners. People who dance in the rain, as well as smile in the sunshine have a winning attitude.

  2. Thank you so much! I like your definition of winners. Those are the kind of people I want to be near.

  3. Jeanette, you are right on with your definition of winners.

  4. Thank you so much, Jen! I am looking forward to reading the book. :) Your points are great. I think winners have a generally positive attitude, which is rooted in God's love and promises.

    Thanks and blessings,

  5. Love this post!

    Woot! for the winners!

  6. So true, Jeanette! Winners are not "small packages wrapped up in themselves"...They are walking "Welcome Signs".

  7. Denise and Rebecca: Love your words of wisdom!

    Thanks, everyone, for your input today. I appreciate you!

  8. Congrats to the winners!

    When we sow into others, we reap many blessings.

  9. Good criteria for friendship. Especially the last one. :-)


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