Ten Commandments for Getting Along With People

posted 2 Feb 2012, 08:50 by C S Paul   [ updated 2 Feb 2012, 08:55 ]

Ten Commandments for Getting Along With People
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"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - Jesus Christ

Relationships are truly the spice of life. When we get to the end of our life who wants to be the richest man in the cemetery? Not me, but I do want to be rich in loving relationships.

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 ears is the sound of his or her name. 

4. Be friendly and helpful. If you would have friends, be friendly. 

5. Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure [make sure 
that it is. 

6. Be genuinely interested in people. You can find something interesting about every person. 

7. Be generous with praise … and cautious with criticism. 

8. Be considerate of the feelings of others. It will be appreciated. 

9. Be thoughtful of the opinion of others. There are three sides to a conversation/argument: yours, the other person's, and the right one! 

10. Be alert to give service. What you do for others is important.