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

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 17, Book 19

Getting Along Better

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 our say something encourging 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 the criticism.  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

January 17th - Proven ways are the best

Truth is what stands the test of experience.

Albert Einstein.

I like the tried and true ways of life.  The proven ways of making life better and easier, but every now and then we have to find out things for ourself. They say we all have to learn lessons in life.  Some are easier, some are harder, but if I know something that is proven to be true, I’ll go with it.

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience had brought it home.  

John Stuart Mill

Tested and proved is to be worthy or good. They are recognized as reliable and are found to be successful.  One thing that has been proven is that to be happier in life we should stay in touch with friends and family .  Money cannot buy happiness.

Another is to spend time in the fresh air.  It will boost positive thinking and improve memory too. It has also been proven that Smiling will make you feel better.  A smile is also a good way to reduce some of the pain we have in troubling circumstances.

Men occasional stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

Sir Winston Churchill


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

If I have a choice, I will smile. When you share a smile, you get one back.

Mevely317 said...

" …. Until personal experience had brought it home." Isn't that the truth?!
These would be awesome guidelines - for bloggers and commenters, alike! (I'd say Facebook, too, but fear few would pay attention.)
Smiling at you from Coosada!

NanaDiana said...

Your guidelines are so true. I tell my grandkids all the time to BE KIND because they never now what another kid is going through in their life. I smile and lot and it is amazing the amount of people that smile back. xo Diana

jack69 said...

Oh I do love the opening! And the ending is good I have never heard the quote of Churchill, That is a fact...
Good one!
Sherry & jack

betty said...

I like all the advice about making sure not to say something we might regret, especially the counting to 1000 if necessary. I know sometimes I'll get up and walk out of the room and just get a glass of water to "calm" down before saying something I'll instantly regret. And smiling of course is always a good ice breaker in any situation.


Chatty Crone said...

You know is it just the older generation that knows this OR will the generation of today learn it when they get older?

Rick Watson said...

I read the difference between reacting and responding. The one you chose makes all the difference in the world.


I like this one, "laughter is the shortest distance between two people. "