Tuesday, September 13, 2011

How To Be a Better Person

Take time out of your busy schedule to lend a helping hand. Sometimes little help goes a long way.

Actions are louder than words—If a person reaches out to you, send a quick "thank you" just to let them know you appreciate the gesture. It's true, time escapes us fairly quickly, but it only takes a second to type in two words.

Be there—Make time for family and friends. It's hard to read between the lines and sometimes silence can be a cry for help. If someone nudges you, send a quick hello back.

Listen—It's common courtesy to be a good listener, even if you disagree. Give them your full attention. Besides, isn't it nice when someone takes the time to listen to what you have to say?

The Golden Rule—Treat others as you would like to be treated. If everyone in the world went by this rule, there would be less anger and violence and lots more peace and love.

Seek the good in the bad—the faster you rid negative thoughts, the sooner you'll attract positive interactions. It's true what they say, Misery loves company.

Be polite and respectful—watch your words carefully, especially on the Internet. Just 'cause you've hit the Delete button doesn't necessarily mean it has vanished forever.

Your words, one day will be your legacy. Wouldn't you like to be remembered as a kind and thoughtful person?

Life is too short. No regrets!

What about you? What are some special qualities you admire from others?


Daryl said...

Awesome post. Should be printed on people's walls.

Sheri Fredricks said...

I agree with Daryl. We shouldn't need remind. Really, we shouldn't. But we do. Yes, LOL, even me! Advice my mother gave me: Always smile at a baby. It makes their mother happy.

Brenda said...

Yes, we shouldn't need to be reminded. We should always strive to be the best person we can, and that means treating others with kindness and respect.

Carol Kilgore said...

Wonderful post. So true about the Golden Rule. More people should live that way. Thanks for posting this :)

Christine Warner said...

These are all Golden Rules and something we should each strive to live by everyday, even when life gets in the way. Thanks for a great post.

Susanne Drazic said...

Wonderful post.

Cher Green said...

Wonderful post. If only everyone would follow the Golden Rule. Life could be so pleasant.

As for negativity vs. positive energies, this is so true. Sometimes negativity will still gravitate to you, but if you are encased in the positive you are more protective.

Have a wonderful day.

Martha Ramirez said...

Daryl, Sheri, Brenda, Carol, Chrsitine, Susanne, and Cher

THANK YOU so much for your comments and for following my blog. I appreciate it!
You guys rock!

Isis Rushdan said...

Great advice! True words to take to heart and live by.

Angela Ackerman said...

I live the mantra 'No regrets.' I'm always reevaluating to make sure I'm not going in a direction that will cause me regret. Great message!!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Martha Ramirez said...

Thank you Isis and Angela!

Empi said...

Very inspiring words. Put that way, how simple it sounds. Why can't we jut heed to these words? We will keep them close - at the very least, the golden rule

Anne said...

Respect for others is one of those things I try desperately to teach my children but it's so hard when the rest of the world seems to dismiss that important rule. Thanks for the reminder :)

Martha Ramirez said...

Thank you Empi and Anne!

T Denise Clary said...

Hi Martha,

I am new to following your Blog. Great Blog and great post!

T Denise Clary :-)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Such great advice that I really needed to hear this morning. Thanks.

Martha Ramirez said...

Thank you so much, Denise!
Great to hear, Natalie!