Motivational Minute

Let Kids Live

Let’em live with humor; they’ll learn
To make people laugh.
Let’em live with mercy; they’ll learn
To be helpful.
Let’em live with confidence; they’ll
Learn to strive for great things.
Let’em live with care; they’ll learn
To be compassionate.
Let’em live with praise; they’ll learn
To lift up not tear down.
Let’em live with the truth; they’ll learn
To be courageous and bold.
Let’em live with security; they’ll learn
To trust.
Let’em live with encouragement;
They’ll learn to never give up.
Let’em live with approval; they’ll
Learn to like themselves.
Let’em live with friendship; they’ll
Learn to be loyal.
Let’em live with grace; they learn
To be forgiving.
Let’em live with faith; they’ll learn
To be at peace.

Getting Along With People

  1. Keep skid chains on your tongue. Say less than you think. Cultivate a soothing voice. How you say it often means more than what you say.
  2. Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully, no matter what the cost.
  3. Never lose an opportunity to say a kind word to or about somebody. Praise work well done, regardless of who did it.
  4. Be interested in others, their pursuits, their homes and their familys. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel you regard him as important.
  5. Be cheerful. Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Hide your worries and disappointments under a smile.
  6. Keep an open mind on all debatable questions. Discuss, but don’t argue. It is a mark of a superior mind to disagree and remain Friendly.
  7. Let your virtues speak for themselves and refuse to discuss the shortcomings of others. Discourage gossip by changing the subject.
  8. Have a respect for the feelings of others. Wit and humor at the expense of a friend is never worth it.
  9. Pay no attention to destructive remarks and personal attacks on you. Live so that no one will believe them. Remember, a common cause of backbiting is a dissatisfaction with oneself.
  10. Don’t be concerned about your "just due." Do a good turn for the sake of being helpful.
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