Did you ever meet someone with such a ROTTEN attitude that it just spoiled your whole day? (Or trip?)
One time, David and I had this great chance to go on a friend’s boat in the Bahamas. We were having a wonderful time hanging out with our friends and talking to (Brad) the Captain of the boat.
But, Brad almost ruined everything! Every chance he got, he would run to our friend’s wife and start complaining about the boat owner, behind his back. “
I can’t believe he makes me wash this boat! I can’t believe I have to work so hard! My life is so difficult! Could you just talk to him for me?”
What a PAIN!
Brad sure had it hard… getting paid to sail the beautiful Bahamas, every day, on a fabulous yacht! What a LIFE!!! And still, he found something to complain about. (Washing the boat was part of his job!) #eyeroll
He was just a BAD apple. I guess you could call him a “BRAD APPLE!” Everyone knows, that if you keep a bad apple in with the good, it will soon spoil all the rest. Our friends didn’t have any personal issues. Still, they ended up having disagreements because they, constantly, had this “Brad Apple” between them!
But what if, your “Brad Apple” is talented? What if he knows all the right people? What if he’s got major skills?
NO!!! It’s just not worth it!
One toxic “Brad Apple” can spoil your JOY, shatter your PEACE, and suck all the happiness out of you!
Take my advice… toss him overboard and ENJOY your life!
Do you have a “Brad Apple” in your life? (It’s not you, is it?) Someone who just doesn’t know HOW to be happy? Type “Y” here so we know we’re not alone!
Continue reading on page 49 of Hi God, It’s Me Again and fill in pages 45-48 of the Journal & Study Guide.