I want to be an encouragement to others, I always want to be encouraging, even to the point of relaying my selfishness to others, but in doing so sometimes it sounds like (Boasting? Judgement? condescension?) you pick.
I am not a judgmental person, if someone asks my opinion I give it. I don't expect them to like it, or to go with my opinion. I tell it the way I see it, and if they're asking me a question about how I do something, I tell them like I did it. Sometimes I forget that people aren't like me. They don't just go with their own gut even when people tell them they did it differently. I just assume people want the story. I forget that sometimes when people ask for your story/take that they are in the most stressful situation of their life and just want someone to hold their hand, to pray for them and to take care of their feelings.
I'm sorry if I failed in that sense today or yesterday.