How to Be a Better Person

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Many us want to be better- better parents, wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, friends and children. As busy as we all are,  sometimes it’s difficult to slow down and find the time to ask, “What can I do to be a better person?”  If you are wondering what you can do to be better, here are a few great ways to start:

1. Share your gifts and talents  Share your special, unique talents with the world. Teach someone the skill you have perfected, start a podcast or blog and share your ideas. Get active in your community through organizations or your own initiatives. There is someone waiting to learn from you- to be inspired by you.

2. Communicate  In your love relationships, express yourself more and more effectively.  Tell your loved ones how you feel, without being argumentative, without being sarcastic.  When you are happy let them know.  When you are disappointed, talk about it.

3. Never stop learning  Keep challenging yourself.  It’s never too late to learn a foreign language, start a new hobby or get involved with a sport you’ve never tried before.

4. Keep moving forward Don’t let yourself get caught up in the past.  Stop wishing for the one who got away- stop constantly reminding yourself that you shouldn’t have spent so much time in a failed relationship or business venture.  We learn from every experience.  Remain focused on the present. Prepare for your prosperous future.

5. Support & Encourage our Children  Make the extra effort to let your kids know that you love them and believe in them.  The old adage “It takes a village to raise a child” has never been more true.  So,  even if you don’t have kids, find a friend’s child or a neighborhood child to tutor or encourage. Volunteer at a local school. Teach kids the lessons you have learned.

6. Share your Story Let others learn from your experiences.  Sharing the most difficult challenges of your life can help someone else avoid the same difficulties or provide them with guidance on how to get through it.

7. Know who you are Be very aware of who you are, what you will accept and what you absolutely will not tolerate.  What is your  purpose? Discover it and fulfill it.

8. Don’t be defeated When challenges persist, resolve to never give up.

9. Find joy In the middle of a hectic day, pause and  find the beauty in things that at first glance may seem small or insignificant.

10. Do the Right Thing  There is always a time when we choose between what is right and what is convenient.  Next time, make the right choice.

11. Remember our Seniors At the end of their lives, our seniors deserve to know that they are loved and appreciated.  We must show them they have not been forgotten. Show the elders in your family how much they are treasured.  Visit a nursing home and participate in a fun activity with the men and women there.

12. Love more Each day find different ways to show love to your family, friends and the world.

13. Live Your Life !  No, I mean really LIVE it !  Don’t wait until you find that great job or have extra money in the bank to start enjoying yourself.  Embrace the beauty of each day.

On this day, commit to be a better person.

How will you be a better person?

 

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» Save My Relationship said: { Jan 14, 2013 - 08:01:04 }

It’s not long ago we (my husband and I) asked this question to ourselves. “How to be a better couple”? In our case, we found out after lots of soul searching and talking and reading that it was all about communication. Like you said, we needed to express more and effectively. That was what was lacking in our marriage. We couldn’t really satisfy each other’s needs if we didn’t know what they were! Mind you, we’ve been married for only a year and half, so it’s not like we knew everything about each other already. Being able to sit and “talk” things out is a huge blessing! I’m so glad I can talk to him about anything, knowing he will listen and at least try to understand. And he knows I will understand and be there for him when he needs me. Not to say that now we don’t have any problems. That would be a lie!  But our problems have definitely dropped a good way down. We’re on our way to building a long and healthy marriage! Yay! 🙂