Saturday, January 9, 2010

Have to share this

Well today was my baby boys' birthday, they turned 9. I just can't believe it, where does the time go? We are having their party tomorrow so I have been busy busy around here! I will have pictures of the birthday boys very soon! I am DONE with the island and a few other projects and pictures coming soon!
I really wanted to share this with you. This was hanging in the horse barn my kids ride at and I just love it. It's basically a more elaborate "golden rule". I hope you like it as much as I do! :)

Set a shining example
Set a shining example The world around you will follow the example that you set. The shortcomings in others that frustrate you the most are able to do so because they resonate with similar shortcomings in your own life.
Make improvements in your own attitude and behavior, and you'll see corresponding improvements in those around you. Focus your own thoughts on the positive possibilities, and others will pick up on and emulate that focus.
Stop searching for blame and start mending what's broken. Stop seeking to judge and start putting your values into positive, productive action.
Your influence is far greater than you now realize. Use that influence wisely, to build, to grow, and to improve everything with which you are connected.
Every achievement, every injustice, every inspiration, every frustration that you notice has something to teach you about yourself. Learn the lessons well, apply them with true commitment, and you'll change your world as well as yourself.
Set a shining example with the way you live each day. For life is watching and busily following along with your every move.
-- Ralph Marston


Amanda said...

I really like that! I am going to try to set a shining example this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen Kershner said...

That's lovely Kristi! I've bookmarked it so I can come back and read it again. Happy Birthday to your boys!


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