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    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
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    I thought this would be a good way to 'unwind' from the Holidays and start the New Year off right.

    What are your rules? What are the rules you try to never break? Is there a 'rule' you never break? Is there a rule you try to follow that is very challenging for you?

    I will start us off... I try to always remember to 'engage brain before starting mouth'. When I am wrong, 'I own my own foolishness'. I try to always to 'keep my words tender, in case I have to eat them later'. And the hardest one for me, sometimes, is 'try to see everyone through love colored lenses'.

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    I like your rules. I might have to try them. I try to be honest even when it comes to my own opinion. If I can't say anything nice then I just shut up. I try to remind myself that in a few years the teenagers will be out on their own then they will respect me and the decisions I made. I believe some things and some ppl are just not worth the trouble. Know when it's time to move on to something else. Love my family like there is no tomorrow. Remember not to whine, no one likes a whiner(sp?) especially me.

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    I do not have a great social calendar. SO, I hardly express an opinion. I'm pretty shy when I am in public. SO I was asked how I kept from blurting opinions? Me? Opinion, well, I guess to stay vague with public and study quilting. I express myself on here a lot. But I never want to be hurt and I would never knowingly express a hurtful opinion. Is that what you mean by rule? I guess that is my main rule. Back to the quilt, thanks.

    Blessings, Ruth

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    never ever spend money that I don't have.

    never argue or say harsh words when ur mad, walk away, address the issue later after I've cooled down. U think clearer and no one forgets , " I'm sorry " does not always work later.


    tell mother, daughter,DH that I love them, and that I love having them in my life.

    think things over........

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    Always say "please" and "thank you". It's amazing how these simple words lighten up other people's attitudes. My family is full of those who never say "thank you" for anything and it has really made an impression on me.

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    Smile and/or give a complete stranger a compliment. It really brightens someone's day - and gives me a warm fuzzy at the same time!

    Try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt at least once!

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    My main outlook on life is - You get what you give. Or another way to put it What goes around comes around.

    You'll never regret being good to people, its always the negative things we do, we regret :) Sometimes people make it soooooo hard to live by these rules, but I really do try.

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    Be kind to others(sometimed they make that 1 hard), say please and thank you,I love you, I've missed you, give lots of hugs and kisses to family, always try to make the children feel special, because they are. Bite your tongue,and vent only in a appropriate manner and place.

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    To accept folks (even my children and grandchildren!) wherever they are in life. I have to keep telling myself that they were given a life to live as they saw fit...as I was given mine...and I must keep my mouth shut and let them live it!

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    I try to do one nice thing for someone else everyday of the week....especially a stranger. My new rule will be to think and think again before i speak so as not to hurt another. Another is to not take myself or life too seriously :!:

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    My rule: Do Unto Others as You would Have Done Unto You.

    New Rule: Take better care of me so I can live up to first rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by granky
    To accept folks (even my children and grandchildren!) wherever they are in life. I have to keep telling myself that they were given a life to live as they saw fit...as I was given mine...and I must keep my mouth shut and let them live it!
    Thank you, very well said. Something I need to work on.

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    "just because you think something, does not mean you have to say it."

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    If I cant say something nice, say nothing at all. I always try to see the positive side of everything.
    I am pretty frugal, but I need to do ALOT better!

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    Oh, and Gossip...I hate gossip. Will NOT join in at work or anywhere....never makes me feel good to see someone cut someones throat from behind and SMILE at them when they are there.

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    Was going to say Golden Rule, also.
    Have another one it is so easy to do = Open mouth, insert foot.
    Happy New Year 2011, Quilters.

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    I try not to gossip. I try to smile even when there's nothing to smile about. I try NOT to shop on Sunday.
    Most important rule, I try to remember that I'm not in charge.

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    All discussions have two sides---try to see both.

    Don't gossip and don't hide gossip under the quise of "concern"

    Lips make a good couple---keep them together.

    Laugh several times every day

    Act silly for the sake of acting silly several times a day

    and most of all realize that some people take a long time to mature, and some of us just absolutely refuse to even acknowledge the concept. LOL
    My body may wrinkle and sag
    My hair may turn silver and gray
    My teeth may be replaced with store-boughts
    My eyesight may go by the way
    But my smile will stay cheery and bright
    My laugh will be laughed with might
    and though my outside may shout "I'm old"
    my inside will stay young and bold.

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    I want to make people smile, or even laugh out loud every day!
    One of the best things about my marriage is the laughter. We laugh together every day.
    I try to smile at people everywhere I go, and sometimes start a conversation with a stranger who looks in need of some friendly human interaction. The older I get, the easier it gets.

    :D :D :-D

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    To Thine Own Self Be True
    (Not easy, but I try & even trying harder the older I get!)

    Choose to be Happy.....(& I do)

    Because Nice Matters.... (It really does, you know!)

    And, I love this, & very true too!

    Always remember... "Those who mind don't matter, &, those who matter
    don't mind".....

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    i will try to work on all these wonderful rules you all have shared

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    Pick the times when it is important to express my opinion and walk away when it is not. Learn to listen to other people not always talk.And most important the Golden Rule.

    Never be hurtful to someone just to prove my point.

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    Respond rather than react.
    Don't make assumptions.
    Give someone my full attention when they are speaking.
    Smiles are contagious and make others feel good.
    Laughter is truly the best medicine!

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