How We Live

“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ― Roy T. Bennett 

I adapted a well-known poem titled “Children Learn What They Live” by Dorothy Law Nolte to emphasize the power we have to model and shape those around us.

People Learn by How We Live:
If I live with hostility – people will learn to be hostile.
If I live ridiculing – people learn to disengage.
If I live with shame – people learn to be ashamed.
If I live being sarcastic – people learn to hide.
If I live with love – people learn how to be loved.
If I live with tolerance – people learn to be patient.
If I live by encouraging – people learn to be encouraging.
If I live with empathy – people learn to express their feelings.
If I live with compassion – people learn to care about others.
If I live to praise people – people learn to value themselves.
If I live with fairness – People learn justice.
If I live affirming – people discover their full potential.
If I live with acceptance and friendship – people learn how to find and give love in their relationships.




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