STOP AND THINK – Imitation is the sincerest form of laziness. (Don Harrold, financial advisor)

That’s an interesting twist on Charles Caleb Coldon’s more familiar quote, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” But it’s sometimes—maybe too often true—isn’t it? It’s so easy to use someone else’s thinking or idea rather than doing the study or giving it your own original thought. But ideas and values that stick are those that are our own.

The upright give thought to their ways (Proverbs 21:29). Give careful thought to the paths for your feet (Proverbs 4:26).