The ABC's of being a better human

Antique Alphabet by Plaisanter (

I just returned from a long holiday and I notice how everything has slowed down. Is it this way for you too, or is it just me? As I thought about what topic I wanted to write about to hopefully enlighten you, and me of course, I looked around my office and saw exactly what I needed to inspire me.

Several years ago a friend gave me a plaque with the "ABC's of Life".  As I read this again, it reminded me of a few things I have neglected this year that need my attention, especially xeriscaping my life and my business.

Accept differences; Be kind; Count your blessings; Dream; Express thanks; Forgive; Give freely; Harm no one; Imagine more; Jettison anger; Keep confidences; Love truly; Master something; Nurture hope; Open your mind; Pack lightly; Quell rumors; Reciprocate; Seek wisdom; Touch hearts; Understand; Value truth; Win graciously; Xeriscape; Yearn for peace; Zealously support a worthy cause.

R. Buckminster Fuller has a quote I reflect on quite frequently. "If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do, how would I be? What would I do?"

As we slide deeper into summer and a bit of laziness, I hope you see one or two things in the ABC’s that you can focus on.

I hope you find time to reflect on your answer to Fuller’s questions above.

If success of the planet and humans depend on how you are and what you do, how will you be? What will you do?


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