Thank You for getting the South Carolina group started. I've sent you a friend request so that we can converse through NWW email. I have joined your group and if you would like for me to help I need admin priviledges within the group.
Mike, at a glance the group you asked me to check out looks OK to me, enough to joing. Interesting comments and discussions, of which I contributed. I'll keep my eye open and my mind as well. Things appear to be growing at a speed I never anticipated, good for America! Things are getting interesting, be sure you watch Glenn Beck all week this week, it will make you really think about what is happening to our country. I have a good friend from my old business visiting me on thursday and we plan on discussing just how we plan on addressing these issues of today. Mfgjr
I will check it out, in the meantime I'll pass on a bit of advice I learned as a young tean, about to joing the Army Securirty Agency. It goes like this:
Long ago, when I was about 18 years old, my mom, dad, and brothers and sisters all moved to Okinawa, leaving me in California to fend for myself, My then girlfriend's mother gave me a piece of advice that I have carried with me all my life. If you want to win against thugs and bullies, just kill them with kindness, they just don't know how to respond to love or kindness, as they have only been taught to hate and be who they are, Thugs and Bullies. Over the years I have found this tactic overwhelmingly successful! Try it, it works!... Mfgjr
The fundamental issue in human ethical behavior is summarized by Jesus in what we have come to call "The Golden Rule." Jesus put it this way:
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 7:12 TNIV).
It asks us to test our treatment of others by putting ourselves in their place. Treat others the way you would want them to treat you in the same or similar circumstance.
Somebody took that principle and translated it into Ten Commandments of Human Relations. You may have seen this anonymous piece, for it circulates in a variety of settings. In case you have missed it, I am reproducing it here.
Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown, only 14 to smile.
Call people by name. It is music to anyone’s ears to hear the sound of his or her name.
Be friendly and helpful.
Be cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is genuinely a pleasure. If it isn’t, learn to make it so.
Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost anyone, if you try.
Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.
Be considerate of the feelings of others. There are usually three sides to a controversy — yours, the other fellow’s, and the correct one.
Be alert to serve. What counts most in life is what you do for others.
Live with a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility appropriate to being human.
Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued!
The great challenge in human experience is not work skills, but people skills. That is, research has shown that the majority of people who fail in their vocation do so because they cannot get along with people.
You might think through the meaning of these ten common-sense ideas for your own workplace and personal activity. But what about the larger setting for your daily life? These principles work everywhere you go, for they are about showing respect to the people you meet in all those places.
Made in God’s image, all of us have something to be valued, affirmed, and acknowledged by others. But let it begin with us to acknowledge it in them. As the cycle of giving and receiving enlarges, the human community comes alive.