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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Chapter 2, Page 3, Book 16

Always Be. . .

understanding to your enemies.

loyal to your friends.

strong enough to face the world each day.

weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

generous to those who need your help.

frugal with that you need yourself.

wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

foolish enough to believe in miracles.

willing to share your joys.

willing to share the sorrows of others.

a leader when you see a path others have missed.

a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

last to criticize a colleague who fails.

sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.

sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

loving to those who love you.

loving to those who do not love you; they may change.

Above all, always be yourself.

Author Unknown

February 3rd - lead the way

Sometimes you just can’t wait for people to be friendly.  Be a lead and show them how it’s done.

Lead by example.  

More and more I’m realizing the best way to motivate and influence people is to lead by example. Berating doesn’t work. Guilt doesn’t work. Force doesn’t work. Neglect, misdirection, intimidation…none of these work. Well, they may work. However, influence established with these tactics will be fleeting. It will not have a lasting impact.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

Douglas Pagels

A good friend takes a genuine interest in others.  A friend is loyal and when we are loyal to one friend, we prove ourselves worthy of many.  It has been said that there are two kinds of people: those who brighten the room when they enter, and those who brighten the room when they leave. Let’s make sure we’re brightening our friendships with our presence. 

If you want to make friends, go out of your way to do things for other people--things that require time, energy, unselfishness, and thoughtfulness.

Lawrence G. Lovasik 


betty said...

That is so true, Ma, to lead by example. That I think is the best way to get someone to do something or to perhaps change their ways; and then to be consistent in leading. I liked that Always Be!


jack69 said...

There are some folk who naturally make friends. There are some who 'need' you to make friends with them, that is for sure. I like the statement:
***************Above all, always be yourself.***************

To many folk want to 'put on a show' of caring. But the real friend DOES CARE and their actions show it. I like a statement I once read, "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
We have sun, 86* and some wind. Beautiful Florida weather. I saw a couple from Ohio yesterday sitting out inthe sun, asked, "When?" They said "Soon, we are hoping the winter cuts itself short up home!"

Rick Watson said...

Wise words.