Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The values you live by.

A couple of weeks ago, I happen to meet a friend after two years. The day before that he failed to keep up his appointment and the next day he apologized and invited me for a chat.

The moment I entered, he started behaving in a strange way that was rather obnoxious. And he is a college principal!I kept my silence all through. Finally he insisted that I reply to all his accustations. I said I won't because I will never embarrass anyone. It is my life guiding principle.

He asked me to list out the values by which I live. Here are a few of my values that I honor always:
* Acceptance
* Appreciation
* Calmness
* Gratitude
* Faith
* Punctuality

In spite of his unpleasant behavior I thanked him for giving me an opportunity to put my values in practice. The values I uphold determine my character, my inner self.

Can you list out your values? If by any chance, you require guidance in identifying your values, I request you to read an article by Steve Pavlina's list of values. He has given 374 of them.

A quote:
If money is lost, nothing is last;
If heath is lost, something is lost;
If character is lost, everything is lost.
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2 comments:

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Malathy ji,
Bravo:)) Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!
Its a reminder for all of us who have to face the music of life with all its various kinds of people!
And its at such trying times we have to hold on to our values:
you did it beautifully :)
I loved the value list that you have given!It truly shines up your beautiful inner self :)
I am sure going to read out Steve Pavlina's list.
Keep up the good work dear one :)
My sincere love and prayers for you and your loved ones.
God Bless you:)

P.s. I am sure working up on my Value List ;))

Malathy said...

Thanks for your kind words Krishna. You find that you seek.
God is in you.
Namaste.