My personal philosophy?
Whoever enters your life, try to touch their life in a positive way. This includes the cranky people, the people who drive you nuts at work, the driver who cuts you off on the freeway, the homeless person who asks you for money.
Give of yourself as much as you can.
Treat the people you love with respect, and love them when they don’t seem to deserve it. Believe that they DO deserve it, they are just having a bad day.
If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If you feel that it is NOT worth doing well, it is not worth doing. At least by you. Respect the people who DO feel it is worth doing.
Try to help. If you can’t help, get out of the way of people who CAN help.
Don’t judge anyone else until you have “walked in their shoes” and know, really KNOW what they are going through. And even then, recognize that no one goes through things the same way as anyone else does. Actually, I think that “Don’t judge anyone else” says it better.
Be honest, but with love and caring.
Be true to what you believe.
Of course, for me the words of Jesus sum all of this up. “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
I wish I could do all of these things all of the time…I can’t, but I try.