Sunday, February 21, 2010


1)  LISTEN!!  Listening is a skill that most people never learn.  It is an art.  When a person doesn't listen they miss out on important information.  God made people with one mouth and two ears for a reason.  We can all sing together, but we can't all talk together.  So, take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2)  RESPECT EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU DISAGREE OR DON'T LIKE THEM!!  Courtesy, manners, where have they gone?  It doesn't cost one wooden nickel to be nice, respectful, and courteous to people.  Be nice and respectful to people when you are climbing up the ladder of life.  You never know if you are going to meet them on the way down. 

3)  BE OPEN-MINDED!!  Open-mindedness allows for the flow of new discoveries and information.  When your mind is closed there is no room for growth.  You become stagnant.  Learn to think and act outside the Box.  Be open to new ideas and ways of living!!


5)  SPEAK WELL OF OTHERS!!  If you have nothing positive to say about someone -- keep your mouth shut!!

6)  BE YOUR OWN HERO!!  Rely upon your inner wisdom to guide you.  Trust yourself.  Inspire yourself by believing you have the power to accomplish everything you set out to do.  Have faith in your ability to create the life you want for yourself. 

7)  HELP SOMEONE ELSE!!  When you do, the positive forces in the universe will conspire to bring your good to you.

8)  PUT YOUR BUTT ON THE LINE!!  If there is something you want to have, be there is only one way to know for sure if you will get it.  Put your butt on the line!!  It's up to you to go after it.  If you are content, but still feel hungry for something, go for it!  Put your butt on the line!


Not necessarily in that order.

What are your nine rules for life?


  1. You know, I've never thought about it. I think your's will do just fine.

    Very eloquent.

  2. Thanks Fuzzytweetie. What inspired me to write down those nine rules was the almost loss of control by my classmates in school today. Yes, we are all eager to learn, and the information is, at times, overwhelming to grasp, and retain. However, that is no excuse to disrespect the professor and your fellow classmates by being uncouth, saying nasty slide remarks, not affording others to voice their opinions, and subgrouping.

    School is suppose to be an atmosphere of learning, exploring, considering and engagement. A place to be enjoyed. I was very disappointed in my classmates' behavior today. These are my collegues and professionals who I refer clients to. Anydoodles, I just have to be the best clinician I can be. You know what they say, "You can lead a horse... Cheers Fuzzytweetie!!

  3. While I like most of those rules, I cannot always speak well of others and oft times refuse to keep my mouth closed. I'm a nice guy and all, but sometimes my cobra venom rears its ugly fangs and I must strike. I can't help it; its my nature. Cheers Michelle!!

  4. I certainly can understand that it's not always easy to be polite and patient with people. It's definately a learned behavior, especially in our fast-past world. However, if we want others to respect us, we must first deal with ourselves in a respectful manner.

  5. I'm one of those people who fills a silence with words, lots of them.

    Oh, and as a teacher, I have two ears so I can tell which kid was speaking when my back was turned! They can never work out how you do it.

  6. I do wish I could follow those tenets, then I get out in public and everyone is such an asshole that I have to turn on the bitchiness. The only time I'm ever in a good, friendly mood out in public is when I'm on vacation.

  7. You are hilarious Val. And, yes, you are unquestionably a woman of many a words. Great words! Your last comment put me right back in grade school. Without a doubt, I would have been one of those kids you would have had to keep both ears open for. Ha. Cheers Val!!

    My dear JoJo may I suggest that you go on vacation more frequently. Hahaha. Cheers Jo!!

  8. A wonderful list to follow. We all should have a list like this posted on our fridge to read daily before venturing out into the world.
    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.
    Have a golden day!

  9. Thanks Joyce. I, too, enjoy simple pleasures. I adored your lighting fixture/chandelier. What a treasure!

    I think we should also have notes posted on the front door, bathroom mirror and headboard. Cheers Joyce!!

    Look forward to your next post.

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  11. I never follow rules. Rather I break them.

  12. There are some rules I follow for personal growth and development. But, others I break due to my rebellious, defiant, WILD side. Hahaha. Cheers Jazz!!


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