scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Best of Ann Landers
Fri Aug 04 2000 - 22:07:33 CDT
There's a Scoutmaster minute in here somewhere - -
This is from Ann Landers column in the Chicago Tribune
Lessons Learned from a Lifetime of Reading Ann Landers
You are responsible for your own happiness. No one can make you feel inferior
unless you allow them to do it.
People won't stay mad at you long if you can say, "I was wrong, and I am
truly sorry. I hope you will forgive me."
When something is troubling you, tell someone you trust instead of trying to
cover it up. You will be surprised to learn that the other person has been
through something similar.
Don't pass up an opportunity to tell people you care about them. You may
never get another chance.
Reserve judgment until you know all the facts. Even then, keep your mouth
shut if no useful purpose is served by adding your two cents' worth.
Be grateful for your good health and the health of those you love. Be aware
that without good health, money and success mean little.
If you enjoy your work and your life, you are rich. If you aren't happy with
either, how can money help?
If you are having a rotten day, don't take it out on those around you. Simply
say to yourself, "Today is a rotten day. Tomorrow will be better." That
attitude will improve your disposition as well as your digestive system.
Spend time with your children. It's the best investment you will ever make.
Don't be afraid to try something you think you can't do. Nothing ventured,
There's no such thing as the perfect man or woman. Look for the best overall
package of kindness, consideration, ambition and intelligence. Otherwise, you
will spend your life alone.
You can respect and learn from people, even if you don't like them. Be aware
that you can learn something from everyone, because every person in the world
knows something you don't know.
Nancy Line Jacobs, Omaha, Neb.