Blame Game

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior.” Ephesians 4:31

Blaming others is a way of putting people down, so naturally, it is also a great way to push people instead away! Placing blame creates a dangerous environment where there is no trust. Everyone feels the stress and can’t relax as they always feel judged and never valued. Pointing fingers but never solving issues, but creating more.

People are busy; it seems as I look around. Everyone is going somewhere, have a device in their hand, or talking to someone. It is a fast-paced race we are all running!

I take time to try to reflect on things, looking for solutions, and sometimes think out loud. Are you able to hold people accountable? Do you hold yourself accountable? The art of making others responsible for all of the difficulties that happen is something we get a daily dose of when we: turn on the TV, read the newspaper, attend an event, or go anywhere in society. You can find examples everywhere.

My thought for you to ponder today is this: Is this culture of blame helpful with the issues we face today?

If your life is going well, do you take credit for it or share it with others? I am thankful for all of the people who believed in me, those who gave me opportunities, others who placed their trust in me, and all who continue to support me. Many have helped me, guided me, and allowed me to make mistakes. It is all of this and them that make me who I am today.

Let’s be the solution daily as we shift the blame game into a blessed one. Make it a great day, the choice is always yours to make.

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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