July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
We can’t choose how others treat us, but we can decide how to react. It’s our actions that define us, not our words. We are what we do, not what we say we’re going to do. If there’s one thing I’ve learned thus far, it’s that making a conscious effort to treat those around us – regardless of their role – how we would want to be treated, it will most surely result in a better quality of life. Be nice. Tell the truth. Ask questions. Give your time. Open doors. Say thank you. Say you’re welcome. Give compliments, and learn how to receive them. Pick up the tab every once in a while. Write letters, and not just to others, but to yourself, too – it acts as a compass when you lose your way. Be thoughtful. Admit your mistakes. People change, plans change, but a certain degree of loyalty matters.