Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ten Commandments of Friendship

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you
(Dale Carnegie).

In the world where people talk more with their handphone, chat frequently in Facebook, and caring more about their pet than face-to-face conversation – the art of firsthand human communication is slowly erode. Almost all had become instant and super-fast. A little word, then leave! The art of communication is not like that, friendship is not like that. Friendship needs time and cultivation. Building friendship is a joy worth pursuit. Will Rogers writes, “We can be mighty rich, but if we haven’t any friends, we will find we are poorer than anybody”.  

Come, let’s build genuine friendship!  

Here I want to share with you (I quoted it from a book long time ago) – Ten Commandments of Friendship. Read, apply and be blessed.
  1. Speak to people – there is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
  2. Smile at people – it takes seventy two muscles to frown but only fourteen to smile!
  3. Call people by name – the sweetest music to anyone’s ear is the sound of their own name.
  4. Be friendly and helpful – if you would have friends, be friendly.
  5. Be cordial – speak and act as if everything you do were a real pleasure.
  6. Be genuinely interested in people – you can like everyone if you try.
  7. Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.
  8. Be considerate of the feelings of others – it will be appreciated.
  9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others.
  10. Be alert to give service – what counts most in life is what we do for others!

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