Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Ten Commandments Of Friendship"

1. Speak to people = there is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting
2. Smile at people = it takes seventy-two muscles to frown and only fourteen to smile
3. Call people by name = the sweetest music to anyone's ear is the sound of their own name
4. Be friendly and helpful =  if you would have friends, then be friendly
5. Be cordial = speak and act as if everything you do were a real pleasure 
6. Be genuinely interested in people = you can like everyone if you try
7. Be generous with praise = cautious with criticism 
8. Be considerate of the feelings of others = it will be appreciated
9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others
10. Be alert to give services = what counts most in  life is what we do for others

(These are great to live by but, I did not come up with these, a man named Roy B. Zuck came up with them. I copied them from a book called: A young woman after God's own heart by Elizabeth George, who cited them.)