Well a few months ago in a blog post I promised more of the "core values" that define who I am. Here we go...since I'm in a "core value mood" tonight. (you didn't know there was such a thing, did you?) My very own core value manifesto for today, January 25, 2007.
To change a situation - simply change yourself. That way something is guaranteed to change - the very thing you CAN control - You!
Don't be afraid to go to the wall for things you really believe in, such as...your core values. I did that just today with somebody, and I'm so glad I did. Otherwise I'd be sitting here stewing and fuming over what I didn't say.
Let everything that comes to you from someone go through the filter of the Word of God. If it's scummy and doesn't make it through the filter, don't take it into your spirit. Let it wash away.
Determine to be a different person - for the better - every single year.
Never make excuses for something you could have done better. Simply resolve to do it better the next time.
Don't ever be afraid to give lots of nicknames to those you love The more nicknames a person has, the more they are loved. Case in point...here are some of my most popular nicknames for the special people in my life....
Chocki Woki Souvlaki
Just to name a few! Any of you who are particularly close to me who can give me a list of who every single name on here represents...if you're right, I'll take you to lunch - my treat.
On with the manifesto...Don't try to do anything without the Holy Ghost.
Don't try to understand religious, carnal people. It's a waste of brain cells.
Don't try to fit an 11 x 14 idea inside a 5 x 7 head.
If you don't ask, the answer's always no (this one bears repeating, I know I said it last time, but I can't help it - it's one of my all time favorites.)
Always hug and kiss your family daily.
Be affectionate with your kids even when they act like they don't like it.
Remember that you usually regret the things you don't do or say more than you regret that which you did.
Set two alarms for in the morning when you have something super-duper important to be at, so you won't be late by missing the wake up call.
Don't waste time on things you really don't feel strongly about. Move towards your passion.
Your enemies will never believe you if you try to explain yourself and your real friends need no explanation from you.
That's all for tonight...to be continued.