Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Relationships...

Have you ever woke up one day and wondered how did I get estranged from someone I was so close too? Does it prey on your mind? Unfortunately, that probably happens to all of us. They say people come in to our life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. I think when someone is special we wish it would always be for a lifetime. Sometimes we don't realize that friendships are relationships just like a marriage is and we need to be working and always considerate of that relationship. I had wrote down a list of 10 Commandments for Human Relations, I'm not sure where it came from, but I think it's words we could all stand to be reminded of. I cherish my friendships and I even like new friends, so I must ask myself - If I met me would I want to be my friend? I want the answer to always be yes-so I'll look at this list of 10 commandments-not as sacred as the 10 from our Heavenly Father- but important if I want to relate well with others.

10 Commandments of Human Relations
Speak to people—There is nothing so nice as a cheerful word of greeting and/or encouragement.
Smile at people—It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.
Call people by name —The sweetest music to anyone’s ears is the sound of their own name.
Be friendly and helpful—If you would have a friend, be a friend.
Be cordial—Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure.
Be genuinely interested in people—You can like most everybody if you try.
Be generous with praise—Cautious with criticism.
Be considerate with the feelings of others—There are usually three sides to a controversy; Yours, the other fellows and the right side.
Give of yourself—What counts most in life is what we do for others.
Keep a good sense of humor, a big dose of patience and a dash of humility—you will be rewarded many-fold.


I just think we need to remember these and try to practice them-
I had the pleasure of eating lunch today with 10 coworkers and celebrating 4 of them's birthdays. It made me think about friendship, respect and time. Things that are important in relating with others.
I love the Golden rule-Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Come to think of it all of my Favorite quotes have to do with Relationships...
WE can do no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Teresa

People need love the most when they deserve it the least.

When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say ,"I used everything you gave me."Erma Bombeck

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts.Charles Dickens

Enjoy life's little things, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.

Learn to write your hurts in the sand . Learn to carve your blessings into stone.

Alot of my favorite bible verses are the one anothers- God gave us each other-and He gave us some pointers.

Let's remember and live them.

Be blessed!

11 comments:

linda said...

For some reason this just made me cry. Good friends are wonderful and I think I'm just missing mine.

I need to make some calls...thank you for the gentle reminder.

mjgolch said...

this is a good list and a great reminder of what is important! thank you for posting it! Hugs and Blessings. Mike golch

Debbie said...

I knew from the first hug you gave me I wanted to be your friend. It came from your heart! Love, Debbie

Teresa said...

Lorie I am so glad we are friends and you are a very sweet person. I loved the blog about relationships it is so true.

Life on the farm... said...

I love you, new friend!

The Southern Mom said...

What a sweet blog! So heartfelt and thoughtful. You're a great friend. {{{hugs!}}}

Well Behaved Krissy said...

as a COMMUNICATIONS Professor I give my stamp of approval on this one :)

Misty said...

Thanks for this! Being "Mom" sometimes takes up so much time that I lose touch with friends. I really needed this reminder. I'm picking up the phone right now...

Putz said...

you always say BE BLESSED, and i am for knowing you...honest

Putz said...

you always say BE BLESSED, and i am for knowing you...honest

Betty said...

You are right, Lorie, we all need to practice these things. Be generous with praise. That's a good one, but we need to always be sure it is sincere praise.