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Monday, March 24th 2014

5:29 PM

Better than Average

An acquaintance announced to a friend, in response to a question, "How's it going?" ... it's going "better than average" with a smile. When his friend left I told him, "If we could live our lifes "better than average, we would be happy men". I made a new friend as he walked over, introduced himself and shook my hand. 

So I am thinking, what makes life "better than average"?  My first answer will come soon.christianyouthgroup.org/index.html

3 user comments.

Posted by Tim Ferguson:

"Better than average" ? It is baseball season, so we take a baseball analogy. If the average hitter's batting average is .260 but my average is .240, is better than average >261 or is better than average better than my average or .241? We are happy people when we stop demanding that we be better than the average person and are happy to be better than we have been doing... so a batting average of .241is just fine. Another idea on "better than average" will come soon.
Tuesday, April 29th 2014 @ 7:25 AM

Posted by Tim Ferguson:

We have learned that Huchfee of Caperston saw himself as only average. Particularly, in comparison to his best friend, Mattpaul. But Mattpaul's father saw potential in Huchfee. When he asked him to take on a special assignment, Huchfee accepted and grew into his new role. As time went on, Huchfee surprised himself. Why? Because someone else believed he was "better than average" and told him so.

Let's all tell our friends and acquaintances what special people they actually are. Especially tell those who internally set their expectations low. The Bible states - "With God, anything is possible." Let's take that promise to heart.
Monday, February 13th 2017 @ 7:26 AM

Posted by Alex:

Sometimes I compare myself to others too much. I am most happy when I just do my best and don't care what others think. So I will try to just do a little better each day. I think this is the message Tim is talking about.

Monday, June 19th 2017 @ 6:01 AM

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