People are watching you. Your actions over time, will be a witness to others. They notice how you treat your mate, your friends, and your acquaintances. While you may fool some people some of the time, you cannot fool all the people all of the time. Remember your children, your mate, your friends, all develop impressions of you based on how you treat others. What kind of reputation do you want to have? How do you want to be remembered? Our reputation is something that takes a long time to build, and can be ruined in a hasty moment. Also remember that our reputation is something that is developed in the quietness of our lives. “Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3: 4)

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter