What’s in Your Reputation?

May 21, 2011

in the generous life

I have a reputation.  I sort of knew that, but in conversation the other day I was pleasantly surprised by a friend’s words.  Some folks had been talking and it was mentioned that I was seen as “always kind.”  That blessed me because more than a decade ago that became a goal and I began to practice “being kind.”  (The more you do it, the better you get at it.)

In other circles it’s assumed that I’m good at being a sexual partner to my husband.  A number of years ago my husband and I started ministering to married couples and were one of the few ministries that would address sexual issues (a part of that was our story of building our marriage in the face of sexual struggles).  My husband and I work to keep our private life very private, but it’s pretty obvious that we are happy with each other.  Being good at sex (with my husband) is another area where I made goals.

I could go on, but the point is, working toward goals can effect great change in your life. Five years from now what kind of reputation do you want?  Ten years from now what do you want to be known for?  What do you want to do well? … start practicing now.

How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?  Anthony Robbins

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LINKS TO BLOG POSTS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME THIS LAST WEEK:

I have a guest blog post on TheConfidentMom.com – When Martians Speak

I double dog dare you not to smile when you listen to this! – VIDEO: Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile”

Dendrochronology: Mind Reading … or not
Dirty Girls: Cleaning Up After the Elephants
Hot, Holy and Humorous: Nightie or Nudie?
Intimacy in Marriage: Sexual Positions in Your Marriage:
Hey, I’m a Housewife, Not a Gymnast

Journey to Surrender: The Other “As If” and Wives Only Wednesdays
Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Learning to Say No
Marriage Gems: Arnold’s Last Marriage Lesson?
Married Life: It’s Moving Day!
One Flesh Marriage: The Power of a Praying Wife
She Knows Home & Garden: Clean and Organized in a Snap
Some Wise Guy Gal: 4 Keys to Marriage Enrichment
The Romantic Vineyard: Water into Wine – Proverbs 4
To Love, Honor and Vacuum: Wifey Wednesday: When Sex Doesn’t Feel That Great

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Be generous! Lori <><

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Kristen@TheFrugalGirl May 21, 2011 at 4:18 am

To that I’d just add that we need to practice these things with an attitude of dependence on God. If we just work really hard, pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, we’ll have a hard time, or if we do succeed, we’ll be proud.

God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble, so every day we should humbly ask for help in attaining our goals and also confess that we’re dependent on Him.

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Annonymous May 21, 2013 at 4:53 am

Thanks for that. People see me today as a “hard” person but your words gave me some hope of changing that, even if it takes ten years or more.

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