Modern Day Ten Commandments

  1. You should not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
  2. You should not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
  3. You should not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
  4. You should face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a time anyway.
  5. You should not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.
  6. You should not borrow other people’s problems. They can better care for them than you can.
  7. You should not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now!
  8. You should be a good listener, for only when you listen can you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you.
  9. You should not become “bogged down” by frustration, for 90% of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.
  10. You should count your blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.

Attributed to Elodie Armstrong

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About Phoebe Leggett

Phoebe Leggett is an author, poet, and free-lance writer whose articles, stories, and poetry have enhanced the lives of many. In 2007 she received two awards for her work at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writer’s Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Her articles, stories, and poetry have been published in adult and children’s Christian literature as well as online. Her books are available on under her name.
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