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

Author Unknown

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Chapter 1, Page 28, Book 21

The way you treat yourself sets the standards for others

Sonya Friedman

January 28th - Treat others as you want to be treated.

The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The relationship you have with yourself is the most important one you will foster in your life.  It all starts and ends with you.  Become aware of how you want others to treat you, so that you can be that way for others.  

If you allow others to treat you unfairly, it signifies that you feel unworthy.  Being self assertive does not mean being mean spirited, it means valuing your own self worth and upholding this as a reminder to others.

I try to always treat others as I would myself and because I treat myself in high esteem,  I foster this behavior in my relationships.

I know for sure, that because I do not swear or use cuss words, others will watch what they are saying around me.  They won’t use those either, because they know I don’t. They respect my feelings.

We must be purposeful about what we value in life, the values we live by.  Be it loyalty, trust. respect, or moral character we must put our values out front for all to see.  People will react to what they see.

If you want others to treat you more kindly, you must develop better people skills.  There is no surer way to make other people in your environment improve.

John C. Maxwell


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

Treat others as want to be treated.

jack69 said...

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe hit the nil on the head. I smiled, YEP I just can't see MA saying a CUSS word.!!!
Good post and advice woven in.
Sherry & jack in a cool North CArolina.

jack69 said...

Sorry, of course that is Nail on the head.. I do need a proofer!! LOL

Mevely317 said...

Good stuff.
For no apparent reason, I used to have really poor self-esteem. How I wish someone had read your second paragraph to me, and assured me, "It's going to be alright." Now I realize there's a fine line between pleasing others and not sacrificing my own identity in the process.

Martha said...

I have always tried to treat others the way I would want to be treated myself :)