A Living Guide

Kuan Yin

The  Collage above was created using Painter IX and Photoshop.The photograph is of one of my favorite Kuan Yin statues,  I decided to make it the focal point of my digital collage.

“Many say that Kuan Yin, as the goddess of compassion, evokes the softer side of human nature–the innate softness and unconditional love that counterbalances the drive for competition and dominance.” – Colleen O’Connor.

Today I found this wonderful Living Guide tucked away in my file cabinet and wanted to share it with you.

A Living Guide

  • Complement three people every day.
  • Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
  • Be the first to say, “Hello.”
  • Live beneath your means.
  • Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
  • Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen.
  • Forget the Joneses.
  • Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all he has.
  • Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
  • Be tough-minded but tenderhearted.
  • Be kinder than necessary.
  • Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
  • Keep your promises.
  • Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.
  • Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years.
  • Leave everything better than you found it.
  • Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.
  • When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.
  • Don’t rain on other people’s parades.
  • Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love him or her.

– Author Unknown

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