ABC’s of Life

My friend Connie gave me this wonderful marble plaque the other night, and I like it so much that I decided to share its message with my fellow and sister bloggers.  After I get through copying the 26 admonitions (might to be too strong of a word?),  the plaque is going right back to its perch on my kitchen window sill so that I can be reminded of how I should be living.

Accept differences.
Be kind.
Count your blessings.
Express thanks.
Give freely.
Harm no one.
Imagine more.
Jettison anger.
Keep confidences.
Love truly.
Master something.
Nurture hope.
Open yhour mind.
Pack lightly.
Quell rumors.
Seek wisdom.
Touch hearts.
Value truth.
Win graciously.
Xeriscape (I had to look this one up and am happy to report that we’ve been practicing this lately).
Yearn for peace.
Zealously support a worthy cause.

Isn’t this a neat list? While the phrases are short and simple, each is fraught with meaning and could easily elaborated upon. Who would like to go first?


Author: jayne bowers

*married with children, stepchildren, grandchildren, in-laws, ex-laws, and a host of other family members and fabulous friends *semi-retired psychology instructor at two community colleges *writer

5 thoughts on “ABC’s of Life”

  1. You are the one person I knew that would appreciate this as much as I did. My placque is in “my office” I probably need reminders in every room in addition to my space at work!

  2. Otis likes it too. Everytime he puts a glass or dish in the sink or gazes out of the kitchen window, he glances at it. Last night he asked me what xeriscape meant. Did you look it up? Want me to tell you?

  3. I kind of like it. It’s not something we usually have to think bout much here in the South, but lately we’ve been told by the city that we can only water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and I’ve been thinking about the value of xeriscaping a little more.

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