IN PREPARATION FOR TOMORROW'S EPISTLE READING FROM PHILIPPIANS 2
"So if there is any encouragement in Christ,
any incentive of love,
any participation in the Spirit,
any affection and sympathy,
complete my joy by being of the same mind,
having the same love,
being in full accord and of one mind.
Do nothing from selfishness or conceit,
but in humility count others better than yourselves.
Let each of you look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others."
HOW TO GO ABOUT CREATING A TRULY WORTHWHILE AND HAPPY LIFE
Be good, and do good. That is simple enough.
Know what is right, and do what is right.
Live each day in such a manner that, when you go to sleep each night,
you do so with a clear conscience.
There is no substitute for being a good person.
Work hard at developing meaningful, genuine relationships.
Make friendship a fine art.
Contribute to the lives of others.
Help make other people's lives a little better and more pleasant
than they might otherwise be.
Have a positive impact on other people.
Care for others as much as you can,
and show appreciation to the important people in your life as often as you can.
Learn to forgive, and actually practice forgiveness.
Learn to ask for forgiveness.
Learn to control your emotions.
Learn to think before you speak and act.
Learn to control your anger, or else it will control you.
Be kind and respectful to everyone;
you never know what someone might be going through.
Accept the fact that you may not always be right.
Don't waste time complaining.
Find something to be thankful for,
and make the most of the good things you have in your life.
Always be positive.
Remember, you can be realistic and positive at the same time.
Enjoy the life you have, because it's the only one you're going to get.
Always do your best.
Let the world be a better place for your having been here.
Make Your Life a Masterpiece.