Making Sound Decisions

Here are three basic principles for making a sound decision:

1)      Take the time to gather all of the facts before making a decision, due diligence.

2)      Be open-minded to different ways of thinking; trust in somebody besides yourself.

3)      Be sure you hear both sides of the story; see both sides of the coin, before casting judgment.

All three of these principles are tied to seeking additional information.  This is hard work and sometimes complicated, but the only alternative is prejudice, casting judgment before gathering the facts.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

Do Not Open

Do Not Open

It is as hard to refuse to listen to a bunch of gossip as it is to turn down a scrumptious dessert.  Taking just on speck of either one creates a taste for more.  You can resist biting into gossip the same way a determined dieter resists candy, never open the box.

If you don’t nibble on the first bite of hearsay, you can’t take a second or third and you escape the possibility of eventually biting your lip.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

Benefits of Keeping Quiet

Benefits of Keeping Quiet

You can reap some great benefits just by being silent. It is the best policy to follow if you have nothing worthwhile to say; it allows you the opportunity to listen and learn; and it gives you something in common with those who are wiser.

Make time to pause to think and to listen so that when you do speak, you will something of importance to share.  There is truth in the old saying, “Silence is Golden”.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

Worth While Dreams

Worth While Dreams

While there is something to be said for having big dreams, be mindful that you are not chasing fantasies. 

Having goals such as possessing wisdom, truthfulness, integrity, honor, patience, endurance, persistence, and love, may not seem exciting to some, but they will determine your eternal future.  Take time to think about your dreams and goals and make sure they cover the really important areas of life.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7

Cool Water

Cool Water

A “merry heart” means cheerfulness.

To be cheerful is to be ready to greet others with a welcome, a warm smile, a word of encouragement, open arms, a helping hand, an enthusiasm for the task that needs to be addressed, and a positive outlook on tomorrow.  Such people are as welcome as a cool glass of water of hot summer’s day.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

A True Buddy

A True Buddy

What kind of companion are you?  There is a vast difference between knowing someone well and being a true companion.  The greatest evidence of genuine friendship is allegiance and loyalty, being available and willing to help in times of distress or personal struggles.  Too many people are fair weather friends.  They stick around when the friendship helps them and leave when they’re not getting anything out of the relationship. Question is, “Where they truly a friend in the first place?”

Think of your friends and assess your loyalty and allegiance to them.  Be the kind friend that others value.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, ΑΩ

Glass House

Glass House

Forgetting mistakes is necessary to any relationship.  It is tempting ,especially in an argument, to bring up all the mistakes the other person has ever make and keep pounding on them like a hammer on a nail head.  Love, however, zips the lip, difficult though it may be. 

Try never to bring anything into an argument that is unrelated to the topic being discussed. And remember, those who live in glass houses, should never cast stones.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

The Marvel

The Marvel

A miracle does not create faith, faith creates the miracle.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, ΑΩ

Temper Your Temper

Temper Your Temper

Self-control is superior to conquest.  Success in everything that you do can take a turn for the worst by one who has lost control of his or her temper. When you feel yourself ready to explode, remember losing control may cause you to forfeit what you want the most.  Realize that any situation can be dealt with if one possess a positive mindset and attitude. Logical thinking always beats out anger.

Exhibit patience and your reward will be happiness.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ

A Better Picture

A Better Picture

Proud people take little account of their Achilles’ heel and do not foresee stumbling blocks.  They think they are above the imperfections of common people.  With this frame of mind they are easily tripped up.

Ironically, proud people seldom realize that pride is their problem, although everyone around them is well aware of it.  Ask someone you trust and respect whether self-satisfaction has blinded you to warning signs.  He or she may help you avoid falling into a sinkhole.

Dr. Marc, PS 63:7, AΩ