Friday, September 1, 2006
Life reflects back
Though you cannot control the actions of others, you can have a significant influence on how they act toward you. Set a positive tone, and the people around you will pick up on it.
Be respectful, and you will in turn be respected. Be honest, be truthful, and you greatly increase the likelihood that you will be told the truth by others.
Offer a smile each chance you get, and you’ll receive more smiles in return. Project a pleasant, helpful attitude, and that is the attitude with which you’ll often be met.
Genuinely expect the best of others, and they will do all they can to live up to your expectations. Listen with interest and attention, seek to truly understand, and what you say will be much better understood.
Give meaningful value, and you’ll receive real value in return. Offer your honest opinion, and others will be more upfront with you.
The world is a much more beautiful place when you choose to be beautiful yourself. Go out of your way to shine a positive light, and you’ll like what life reflects back at you.
Ralph MarstonWhat you want Leave doubts behind
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