I was intimidated at first. She was one of the wealthiest women I’d ever met, had been crowned “Miss State,” and was my boyfriend’s boss. But from the first moment she extended her hand, I knew why. She had a talent for being interested. She wanted to know all about me, what I was doing, my life, etc. She made me feel like something special. I was surprised, flattered, and put to my ease very quickly.
She never boasted about herself. Maybe she was so confident in who she was, she just didn’t feel the need to share it. But this is a trait I’ve often seen in successful and kind people. They don’t brag. They put others ahead of themselves. They make you feel important and wanted.
Sometimes I feel the need to brag about my accomplishments, to show people I’m not just some punk kid. But these classy people remind me, again, that God gives some good advice. “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others as better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking on the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of a man. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
Mission for today: make someone feel important.