My rules of the road

My values have always been important to me. I thought I’d jot down my own values that help bring and maintain peace in my life, outlined below:

  • Whenever you give help to someone do it with good grace;
  • When you apologise to someone say it as if you mean it;
  • We all have lessons to learn, but we also have to be aware of what those lessons are;
  • Failing a lesson opens other doors but first we need to understand why we failed;
  • Never belittle another person’s beliefs or thoughts;
  • When talking to someone, always make sure you have eye contact; that way they know you’re listening;
  • Be attentive and show you care by using compassion;
  • Get to know someone first before you pass judgment. Better still try not to pass judgment;
  • If someone isn’t willing to meet you half way, their friendship clearly isn’t for keeps;
  • Always be yourself;
  • It’s important to think about yourself;
  • But it’s also important to think about 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;
  • Don’t pull other people down because you’re feeling badly;
  • 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;
  • Don’t compromise on your own values or morals just to please others;
  • Never leave something unsaid in anger. Going back in to make amends is always the best policy.

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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