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April 23, 2007

Shades Of Gray Successes

"Think in shades of gray; act in black and white; dream in color

Don't take your successes too seriously; every achievement owes something to luck.

Work quietly and alone to improve yourself. No one ever confessed a shortcoming to another without lying at least a little.

Every one has complaints, but the world is still full of large wonders and small pleasures.

Encourage other people's dreams.

Don't talk to children in a way intended to amuse the adults nearby; you will be communicating with neither.

Remember that any pleasure can be ruined by overindulgence, including hearing the sound of your own voice.

Your success is not dependent on someone else's failure; share what you've learned.

Learn to listen. It will gain you a reputation as a brilliant conversationalist.

Good manners are like good grooming: once you've formed the habit, you won't notice - but everyone else will.

The faults we resent most are the faults we recognize most readily. Think how much there is to be learned from someone you can't stand.

Don't ask what name a man gives to his god; ask what tolerance he offers his fellow men.

Make your own rules, but live by your heart.
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Someone sent this to me in in an email, which I whittled down to this list of encouraging words.

4 comments:

Chuck Cliff said...

"The faults we resent most are the faults we recognize most readily. Think how much there is to be learned from someone you can't stand"

When I was in high school, there was this guy I knew closely who was, uhmn, rather heavy -- I noticed that he was always ready with a derogatory remark about people who were fatter than himself.

I figured even then that the negative thing we percieve in ourselves, but refuse to recognize, we project onto others.

Lorna said...

Very thought provoking, Technobabe..........thank you for a great post. hugssssssssssss

Fancy said...

Thanks for the thought, Technobabe. The first principle of happiness is to expunge all negativities from our own minds. We must learn to accentuate the positive.

Tisha! said...

My dearest all so profound and true! You beautifully "encourage other people's dreams" mine for example and it always so touching for me to read you here and when you comment on my blog!

xox

p.s. familia arrrggggh :(