Each week it gets more difficult to come up with something to write about or a story to share with you.
This week was no exception but as I was going through some boxes of news clippings a found a gem from Ann Landers.
A reader responded to her article about the "The Ten Commandments of How to Get Along with People" and I thought it would be something for all of us to share.
1. Keep skid chains on your tongue. Always say less than you think. Cultivate a low, persuasive voice. How you say it often counts more.
2. Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what the cost.
3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and encouraging word to or about somebody. Praise good work, regardless of who did it. If criticism is needed, offer it gently, never harshly.
4. Be interested in others — their pursuits, their work, their homes and families. Make merry with those who rejoice, and weep with those who mourn. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard him or her as a person of importance.
5. Be cheerful. Don’t burden or depress those around you by dwelling on your minor aches and pains and small disappointments. Remember, everyone is carrying burden.
6. Keep an open mind. Discuss, but don’t argue. It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.
7. Let your virtues, if you have any, speak for themselves. Refuse to talk of another’s vices. Discourage gossip. It is a waste of valuable time.
8. Be careful of another’s feelings. Wit and humor at another person’s expense may do more damage than you will ever know.
9. Pay no attention to disparaging remarks. Remember, the person who carried the message may not be the most accurate reporter in the world, and things become twisted in the retelling. Live so that nobody will believe them. Nervous tension and bad digestion are common causes of backbiting.
10. Don’t be too eager to get the credit due you. Do your best and be patient. Forget about yourself and let others "remember."
These are some very profound words and should make each of us realize the pain we may cause by not thinking before engaging our mouth!
OOPS! Belated Milestone Birthday, Jack Anderson, April 6!! Also celebrating that day was Julia England. I sincerely apologize for missing these important people!!
Birthdays for this week include: April 10 – Debbie Allerding, Charles Easterday and Makayla McFarren; April 11 – George Ebenhoh and Dave Stacy; April 12 – Darrin Spreng; April 13 – Loleta Eberhart, Elise Lingenfelter and Connie Garnsey; April 14 – David Miller, Julia Grassman, Lauren Reiser and Becky Hughes; April 15 – Pam Bryan and Reagan Stull; April 16 – Shirley McDaniel.
My "hats off" award goes to the many folks who helped in anyway to make the Ohio Theatre a true treasure!
I love to see old buildings rejuvenated and we now have a gem for all of us to enjoy. What a nice reflection on Mohican Country!
Wedding anniversaries being celebrated this week include: April 10 – Dale and Chris Knoble; April 11 – Jerry and Debbie Kline; April 16 – Rick and Doe Gillette and Felix and Jenny Seffens.
Finally — Grandma’s Words of Wisdom
For some kind word I do not way
A heart goes lonely on its way.
Those words of praise I do not speak
May make another’s courage weak.
My friendly though I do not
May leave another in despair.
The words that burn, the hurt that sears
May live to haunt me through the years.
What loads I lift, what joy I spread,
May live long after I am dead.