Life is teaching me that there are so many tragedies that happen when we hold so tightly to our own views. Since we all have different temperaments and skill sets, what is someone else able to do that perhaps you wouldn’t or couldn’t do. When we just focus on what’s wrong with other people, do you believe that they think we value them? And if that happens, is it likely that they will see your value? When we don’t value other people’s opinions or skills, whether we think they are absurd or not, don’t we potentially lock ourselves out of so much learning?
Are there any people in your life that may not feel valued by you? Remember, today is the first day of the rest of your life. And we all have the freedom to choose to change don’t we?
Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are un-presentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 1 Corinthians 12