Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ten Commandments of Friendship

1. Speak to people - there's nothing nicer than a cheerful word of greeting.

2. Smile at people - it takes 72 muscles to frown and 14 to smile! :D

3. Call people by name - the sweetest music to anyone's ears is the sound of their name.

4. Be friendly and helpful - if you would have friends, be friendly!!

5. Be cordial [that word reminds me of Anne of Green Gables!] - act as if everything were a pleasure.

6. Be genuinely interested in people - you can like everyone if you try! :)

7. Be generous with praise - cautious with criticism.

8. Be considerate of others' feelings - it will be appreciated. 

9. Be thoughtful of the opinions of others. 

10. Be alert to give service - what counts most in life is what we do for others!!!

*credit to Elizabeth George, from her book A Young Woman After God's Own Heart.*

Awhile back, I started reading this book with my devotions, but I only got maybe a bit more than halfway, and then I kinda slipped out of reading it.... and also doing my devos!!!! :(

I totally totally totally recommend this book -- its such a wonderful book, and I felt that I really grew alot in my relationship with God. Now, I'm thinking maybe this summer I will start the book over with my devos, becuz I really loved it!! :)
When I found this list, I wrote it down on a piece of paper and stuck it in the front of my Bible. To be honest, I need to work on some of these, 'specially with my siblings! ;)  So, after I have finished the Gospels (I'm reading Matthew right now) I'm going to start this book, while I mebbe read Proverbs, or Psalms. And, I think that's all.

Oh! Before I forget, I would like to say that from now on, I'm going to stop posting SO MUCH about Narnia! I feel like possibly I have offended some of you by posting like in every post about something Narnian. I feel pretty stupid and foolish, really. So, I am going on a Narnia break, for at least two weeks, maybe more if I feel like it. :)
I have really neglected God in the past couple of months, putting many other things before HIM, so I am going to really be concentrating on doing my devos, reading my Bible, and really studying His Word. Would you guys mind praying for me? That I will stay strong and not be tempted NOT to do my devos, and to really try and grow closer to the Lord??? Thank you!!!

Lotsa love and hugs,
Manda Liz <3


  1. great list! I'll have to remember it. :D In my youth class we are talking about Friendship. :D
    I really need to out other things aside and God first as well. I'll pray for you! will you pray for me?

  2. Hannah,
    yes I will pray for you! Thanks for praying for me. That's what friends are for!!!! ;)

  3. That sounds great Manda! You know it would be cool if you posted notes from your devotions... =D


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