Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Golden Rule Part 2

The Golden Rule doesn’t really mean that you should treat someone else exactly as you’d want them to treat you … it means that you should try to imagine how they want to be treated, and do that.

Thirty ways to care for others:

Absolutely FREE:

  1. Be friendly
  2. Be courteous in traffic
  3. Listen to others
  4. Give everyone you meet today, a smile
  5. Instead of asking "how are you?" and moving on, genuinely wait for the answer and listen with both ears
  6. Stop criticism
  7. Volunteer at a retirement home/senior center
  8. Take care of your neighbor's children for a couple of hours so that she can do something she doesn't get to do ordinarily
  9. Do something for someone anonymously
  10. Send an email to someone you haven't talked to for a long time....just because
  11. Shovel the neighbor's sidewalk
  12. Call someone
  13. Volunteer at a daycare or hospital
  14. Check on an elderly neighbor
  15. Bring groceries/dinner to a shut in
  16. Hold the door for someone
  17. Find something good to say to everyone you encounter today
  18. Say a prayer for someone who showed you his/her anger
  19. Give blood
  20. Tell someone a joke/make them smile
  21. Write a letter to a serviceman/woman
  22. Overcome prejudice
  23. Help someone else at the airport with their bags
  24. Forgive someone
  25. Praise or encourage someone
These five may cost a little but reap BIG rewards:

  1. Pay the toll for the person in the car behind you
  2. Buy lunch for someone without them knowing
  3. Put a quarter in the meter, any meter
  4. Send someone a love gift
  5. Everyone sends cards immediately when someone dies, but the grief and loss go on for a long time--send them a card, send them a note, send them a rose that says you remember their loved one

The Golden Rule also applies to you:

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants
  4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
  5. Make time to pray
  6. Play more games
  7. Read more books than you did in 2010
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
  9. Sleep for 7 hours
  10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
  1. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about
  2. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
  3. Don't overdo. Keep your limits
  4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does
  5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
  6. Dream more while you are awake
  7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness
  9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others
  10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime
  13. Smile and laugh more
  14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  1. Do the right thing!
  2. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
  3. GOD heals everything
  4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
  5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
  6. The best is yet to come
  7. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
  8. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
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