Growing up, I was taught the ten commandments at a very young age. Most education programs at a church will expect their student to learn the ten commandments at some particular age. Of course, none of us are ever too old to learn. They are great rules to live by in all aspects of life, but here is a different set you should take a look at…
The 10 Commandments of Human Relations
- Speak to people. There is nothing so nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
- Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, but only 14 to smile!
- Call people by name. The sweetest music to anyone’s ears is the sound of his own name.
- Be friendly and helpful. If you want friends, you must be one.
- Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is a joy to you.
- Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost everybody if you try.
- Be generous with praise and cautious with criticism.
- Be considerate with the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy:
Yours, the other person’s and the right side.
- Be eager to lend a helping hand. Often it is appreciated more than you know. What counts most
in life is what we do for others.
- Add to this a good sense of humor, a huge dose of patience and a dash of humility. This
combination will open many doors and the rewards will be enormous!
Regardless of our walk in life, in business, in volunteer organizations, in family and in a community like ours these ten commandments are applicable. Start with one and see how easy it is to keep in mind in all you do and to all whom you come in contact with. You just might be surprised how it makes you feel better, by making someone’s day.
Don’t forget the Area Wide Rummage Sales scheduled for May 5 & 6. If you are hosting a sale, the deadline for placing your ad in the Main Street brochure and the Record Review is Wednesday, April 26. I’m putting in our request to Mother Nature now, we’re hoping for a weekend of nice weather and a successful selling or shopping!