Nothing is sadder then the witnessing the lamentations one feels upon the passing of a loved one. But compounding that sadness is that moment when the realization hits us on how much that person meant to our lives. It happens to everyone and has happened to me on more than one occasion.
The other day I was flipping through the television channels and I came across a talk show program that had John Maxwell as its special guest. I listened to the program for a few moments, paying particularly close attention to John Maxwell's answers to the interviewers questions. What impressed me about the interview was Maxwell's consistency. From the day I first found about John Maxwell to this day, his advice, insight, and commitment to leadership has been consistent and inspirational.
It is easy to criticize. It is very simple to find fault with something someone else is doing. This is especially true with our loved ones. Children seem to take the brunt of this criticism. How often have you seen parents admonishing their children over the child’s failure to do simple tasks, or to do something a certain way? I see it everywhere. I suppose some parents think that it is vogue to tear down the self esteem of a child in public. It somehow makes the parent a better, more involved adult. It’s never right to berate a child or anyone esle, in public or private. Yet it happens everyday, everywhere.