It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chapter 3, Page 28, Book 09

Characteristics of a good person

is one measure of goodness. A good person will always be trusted in your home, with your children, and with your life

Kindness can be seen almost immediately in a good person. There is something in the eyes that just tells you right away, this person is kind

Generosity is another indicator. Not just generosity with material goods, but generosity of spirit. There is a vast difference in the kinds of generosity a person can display

Honesty tells us if a person is good. Someone with nothing to hide and who lives within the laws of the land has no reason to be dishonest

Warmth in the way a person interacts with others tells a lot about the good in them.

Moral integrity, that which is sincere and not faked for appearances' sake, is evident in a good person

Ability to forgive is of utmost importance to a good person. Only a person who can forgive the faults and weaknesses of others and not pass judgment can be called a truly good person

Caring for the rights of others, for the privileges, and for the well-being of others is a sure way to know if a person is good

Proverb for Today

The way of a good person is like the light of dawn
Growing brighter and brighter until full daylight

Proverbs 4:18


We all know people that we think are truly good people. Maybe it’s a neighbor or a relative that is always there to help out. Some people just always seem to know the right words to say and the right thing to do.

I on the other hand often get my foot stuck in my mouth for saying the wrong thing. Same with what I do. Even though I may think the thing I’m doing will help someone else, it seems that very often I’ve only gotten in their way and would have been better not doing a thing.

After many flops at trying to be a good person, I now wait to be asked before stepping in to help. It seems the wisest thing to do most days

Today is my day to catch up on things I don’t get done during the week. It’ll be busy as there is much to do. Hope your Saturday is a great one!


May the friendships you make,
be those which endure;
and all of your grey clouds,
be small ones for sure

‘On Ya’-ma

Be not simply good; be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau


Sonya said...

This is good to read. Love the anchors and nautical look (of course). Have a good Saturday.

Joan said...

Hope you can find time you some you time even though you are busy. Have a nice day Love Joan

Sugar said...

have a good wkend, my friend.

scrappy quilter said...

Great post. Have a wonderful weekend.

Kathy said...

I like this one, hope your weekend is long enough for you to get it all done and then have time for you too.

Melissa said...

As usual, I love these!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Make sure you have some you time ~ then do all the things you need to do ~ Ally x