Right now, we are watching one of my favorite movies of all time "Silverado".
It has wonderful characters (whoever did the casting was a genius) and many fabuous one-liners. I need to own this movie.
It got me to thinking about what my one-liners that I believe in would be:
"nothing in this world is more important than being kind" (a lesson that I have drilled into my child's head from the time he could understand me).
"consider how someone else would feel if you did that to them" (really, still having to do with the whole kindness thing, often referred to as the Golden Rule).
"what can I cook that will make me feel better?"
"ten years from now, will this be important to me?"
"will this make me feel good about myself, or will I have trouble sleeping tonight?"
"what can I do today, that will make someone else have a better day?"
Yes, these are things I think about on a regular basis. I think it is important that the person who measures my fabric at Joann's knows that I appreciate what they do. That the person who served my food at the restaurant has my respect. That the UPS man who comes to my house nearly every day gets a smile and a thank-you.
Call me goofy, but I happen to think that it is important that the people who take care of what you need every day are acknowledged. I am thinking that if we all did a little more of that, the world would be a better place.
I was in a long line at our neighborhood grocery store today, and they opened another register. The guy who was behind me, said "go ahead!" The person who was behind him, rushed to the open register, and we both shook our heads. Apparently, she was more important. I chose not to let it bother me. I chose to take the "higher road".
And sometimes, that is all you can do.