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Monday, August 9, 2010

4.9.17. and Especially 19

When I walked into work on my first day, the first thing I notice is an old Xerox copy posted on the wall of my cube.  It reads this:
  1. Take into account that great love and great achievement involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three Rs
    • Respect for Yourself
    • Respect for Others and
    • Responsibility for all you actions
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break the properly
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
  11. Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality
  15. Be gentle with the earth
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Written on the white board on the other cube wall says, "And the day came when the wish to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

The next day I got an email signed by a big-wig at another NFP signed, "In peace and solidarity for bold action now,"  

I think I'm going to like it here.  


Molly B said...

in comparison, my co-workers have signs on their doors that say "don't take life too seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyway." i'm not so sure how appropriate that is in an oncology clinic, but the sentiment speaks volumes about our office morale :)

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