10 Maxims for Life

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These maxims light my path and sustain me:


  1. Stop to smell the flowers.  If, while traveling, I see a sign for a local attraction which interests me, I stop.
  2. Don’t worry about what other people think of you.  You already know what you think of them.
  3. Always do your best.  No one can expect more of you if you give your all to a project.
  4. Be a friend.  “The man that has friends must show himself to be a friend.” Proverbs 18:24  Be hospitable.
  5. Admit your failures and try to do better.  Apologies go a long way.
  6. Trust in God.  His promises are true.  He is ever present.  He is our lifeline to peace.  His precepts are the highest moral standards.  He brings hope to any situation.
  7. Love everyone.  Everyone may not be your friend, but you can still love them.  Remember – God is no respecter of persons.  He loves everyone.
  8. Family is your God-given circle.  Treat them as such (unless there is abuse involved).
  9. Use the good china.  Your house is not a museum.  Enjoy what you have.
  10. Remember – chocolate is a vegetable and can cure all ills.  At least, it makes you feel better!



About 9awalsh

A genealogist and writer who has uncovered legacy stories which must be told. I also write a blog, Deciphering Life, trying to figure out why life becomes so tangled -- www.9awalsh.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to 10 Maxims for Life

  1. Andy Oldham says:

    Love all of these! Especially #1


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