Ten Commandments of Human Relationships // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

Near the little village of Grand View, Wisconsin, there is a statue in a park, with a plaque that describes a “long lost silver mine.”

Well, I found a silver mine the other day!

Not real silver, mind you — but a motherlode of wisdom!

The “silver mine” was a collection of readings compiled by the 12th District PTA in Carmillo, California. They graciously gave permission to reprint — as long as they received the credit due them.

I’ll share the silver with you!

Ten Commandments of Human Relationships

1. Speak to People. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word or greeting.

2. Smile at People. It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile. Give your face a rest!

3. Call People By Name. The sweetest music to the ear is the sound of one’s 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 genuine pleasure.

6. Be Interested in People. You can like everybody if you try.

7. Be Generous with Praise. Be cautious with criticism.

8. Be Considerate with the Feelings of Others. It will be appreciated.

9. Be Thoughtful of the Opinion of Others. There are three sides to every controversy — yours, theirs, and the right one.

10. Be Alert to Give Service. What counts most in life is what you do for others.

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