My rules of the road

I thought I would blog about some of my own values that help bring about peace in my life, which are outlined below:

  • Whenever you give help to someone do it with good grace;
  • If you tell someone you love them, don’t just say it because you think they need to hear it;
  • When you apologise to someone say it with conviction as if you mean it;
  • We all have lessons to learn; failing a lesson will open another door, you just need to be able to understand it;
  • Never belittle someone’s beliefs or thoughts;
  • When talking to someone, always make sure you have eye contact, that way they know you are interested;
  • Be attentive when listening to friends or family and show them you care by showing compassion;
  • Get to know someone first before you pass judgment, better still don’t pass judgment;
  • If someone’s not willing to meet you half way, their friendship isn’t for keeps;
  • Always be yourself, there is no need to pretend to be someone you’re not;
  • It’s important to think about yourself, but it’s even more important to think about others, particularly those who need more emotional support;
  • Be a shoulder to cry on you never know when you might need one back;
  • Don’t judge others by your own standards. It’s important for others to have a fair trial;
  • Work on seeing only the positive and if the positive turns out to be less than positive. Always look for the silver lining;
  • Speak your own truth, because the reality is that is all you have;
  • Don’t compromise on your own values or morals just to please someone else;
  • Never leave something unsaid in anger. Going back in to make amends is always the best way to bring the argument to a close, regardless of who is at fault.

4 Jan, 2011

6 thoughts on “My rules of the road

  1. I like these rules to live by. A type of list as a guide down the trail on our life’s journey. Very cool indeed, don’t ever get tired of it either. Thank you for sharing this.

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