Friday, April 13, 2007

Don't forget to say please and thank you!

Remember this. Life is not easy for you and for others as well. You and others have to deal with what life gives you--happiness, dreams, frustrations, obstacles,and challenges, to name a few. Human interaction on the social level is crucial for humanity's existence, so we have to be careful of how we treat each other.

I have a few rules that I try to follow. I write try because after all I make mistakes just like everyone else. It takes a conscious effort to pay attention to your attitude and personality. That takes practice.

Here are some rules that I live by:

1. I always smile when I greet someone because I like to see people smile. At first, this was started as an unconscious act until a friend told another friend that she has never seen me not smile as I walk into a room full of people. That made me pay more attention because I realize that anything we do can influence others.

2. I always ask how have they been doing? I always want to know the latest happenings with them.

3. I like to help people in any way I can. When a fellow human succeeds, you succeed as well. When a fellow human tumbles and fall, you tumble and fall as well. Whether you like it or not, we are all in this together.

These are the top three that came to my mind right now. So, the next time you hang out with some one or some people, just remember to treat them kindly or if you are feeling stressed out, tell them. Don't snap at them because you don't know what they have been or gone through.

Something to think about...


Elaine said...

I too tend to follow those guidelines. Not only has it allowed me to meet some really great people but the act of a smile and caring really helps my personal dispostion of life. If I can I'd like to add:

Hugs are free, hug someone every chance you get. Human touch and compassion are uplifting. Often times people don't realize how comforting and welcoming a good squeeze is.

FA said...

Thank you for your comments. It is nice to know a fellow human follow these guidelines as well. I like your thoughts on hugs. There is something unique on human contacts (such as hugs, shaking hands, or giving '5's.).

This is awesome!