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The Ten Commandments for Sane Living

The Ten Commandments for Sane Living

1. Strike a balance between work and play - between seriousness and laughter. Go to church regularly, also the ball game. Nobody ever said on their death bed, "I wish I had spent more time in the office."

2. Stick with the truth even if it makes you look or feel bad. Falsehoods are like wandering ghosts.

3. Forgive your enemies as a part of the price you pay for the privilege of being forgiven. Realize that you are sometimes a pain in the neck yourself.

4. Walk. Get lots of air and sunshine, occasionally some rain or snow in your face, some dirt on your hands.

5. Talk your troubles and mistakes over with someone you trust, and your dreams, too.

6. Don't under estimate among your fears. learn to tell which ones are useful, which ones are destructive.

7. Discriminate among your fears. Learn to tell which ones are useful, and which ones are destructive.

8. Remember the ultimate death rate is 100%. You would be cheated if everyone got to die and you didn't.

9. When you can't sleep, say "Aha! Here's a chance for a little privacy and creative thinking. All day I've been too busy to pray, now I can get around to thanking God."

10. Fall in love with life - with children, older people, sports, cars, motorcycles, the theater, music, books, cities, hills, the sea, the Bible, everything - except money.