Ten Steps to a Great New Year

From a friend of mine .. he shared these ten steps with me via a blog …

1. Today I will not strike back.
If someone is rude; if someone is impatient; if someone is unkind…I will not respond in like manner.

2. Today I will ask God to bless my “enemy.”
If I come across someone who treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand the “enemy” could be a family member, neighbor, co-worker or stranger.

3. Today I will be careful about what I say.
I will carefully choose and guard my words, being certain that I do not spread gossip, slander or malign anyone in any way.

4. Today I will go the extra mile.
I will find ways to help share the burden of another person. I will find ways to make life more pleasant.

5. Today I will forgive.
I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way. (I will also work to forgive injuries that have been inflicted upon me in the past)

6. Today I will do something nice for someone, but I will do it secretly.
I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another person.

7. Today I will treat others as I wish to be treated.
I will practice the golden rule — do unto others as you would have them do unto you — with everyone I encounter.

8. Today I will raise the spirits of someone who is discouraged.
My smile, my words, my expression of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.

9. Today I will nurture my body.
I will eat less; I will eat only healthy foods; I will thank God for my body.

10. Today I will grow spiritually.
I will spend a little more time in prayer today; I will begin reading something spiritual or inspirational today; I will find a quiet place (at some point during this day) and listen to God’s voice!

Have a great day

David

January 4th, 2011

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