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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Chapter 7, Page 6, Book 10


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring, all of which have
the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

I found this list on line and thought it worth sharing with you all today

Proven Ways to Get Along Better With EVERYONE

Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself 3 things
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?

Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully.

Never miss the opportunity to compliment or say something encouraging to someone.

Refuse to talk negatively about others; don't gossip and don't listen to gossip.

Have a forgiving view of people. Believe that most people are doing the best they can.

Keep an open mind; discuss, but don't argue. (It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable.)

Forget about counting to 10. Count to 1,000 before doing or saying anything that could make matters worse.

Let your virtues speak for themselves.

If someone criticizes you, see if there is any TRUTH to what he is saying; if so, make changes. If there is no truth to the criticism, ignore it and live so that no one will believe the negative remark.

Cultivate your sense of humor; laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Do not seek so much to be consoled, as to console; do not seek so much to be understood, as to understand; do not seek so much to be loved as to love.
Author Unknown

Compliments have one of the greatest returns on investment of anything in life, much like encouragement. Giving some one the gift of compliment is worth its weight in gold b
ecause how will they know unless we tell them?
In case you haven't heard it lately, I think you are TERRIFIC!

'On Ya'-ma


jack69 said...

A great list, One you already seem to live by.

One we should all try to emulate!
Have a great day.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Hope you Tuesday is a "Terrific One" ~ I enjoyed reading your List it was well worth sharing with us ~ Ally x

Sybil said...

Thanks as always Ma for these wise words,
love Sybil

betty said...

thanks Ma! I think you are terrific too!! I enjoyed that list; that is one that should be copied and referred to often. Imagine how kinder the world would be if people complimented instead of complained, encouraged instead of said negative things, kept their mouths shut instead of gossiping, etc. Very wise words that author wrote; thanks for sharing them with us!!

don't know if you are affected by that heat they say the East Coast is getting, but if you are, stay cool and well hydrated!


Hollie said...

What a great list! I'm going to keep those in mind! Thanks for sharing!~

Hollie said...

What a great list! I'm going to keep these in mind! Thanks for sharing!