Now I must admit, there’s very little decor in my home that would be classified as modern. Modern is something I can appreciate when visiting a fancy hotel or attending a business meeting. It’s minimal, neutral, strong, and absent of decoration.

Aren’t there characteristics others possess that perhaps you wish you had? We must consider others. We can glean from the good and learn from the not-so-good. Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT) tells us, “Don’t be selfish, don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an  interest in others, too.”

Just as there are times I’ve come home from a weekend away and purged some of my clutter, there are times I adjust my attitude after spending time with others. I want to appreciate the strengths others have. I might not alter my entire style because then I wouldn’t be “me” anymore, but picking up personality quirks can broaden my own emotional qualities. 

Embrace different styles. Not only in decorating our homes but choosing different personality types as friends can decorate our lives. “…Take an interest in others….”

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As a former mathematics teacher and pastor's wife, I encounter many people facing difficult problems in everyday life. I desire to inspire others to push on during times of difficulty. I am a mother of two grown children, and what I lack in personal experience, I have gleaned through the experiences of others. My goal is to encourage through my "Priddy" words.

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