- Apologize quickly and sincerely as soon as you realize that you’ve wronged someone (particularly your parents and siblings).
- Never feel sorry for yourself (self-pity is another form of pride).
- Stay in control of your emotions.
- Never burn bridges behind you, in relationships.
- Nothing is ever gained by quitting.
- Remember, there are more people counting on you than you realize.
- Don’t forget that God is at work, even when you can’t see it. God is working right now, in ways you don’t know about.
- Love your family!
- Meet every day with prayer, praise, and God’s Word.
- Stay connected to the hearts of your family (particularly in a time of testing). To solve a problem with another person, soften your own heart first.
- Listen to those who love you, before making a life-changing decision.
- A good name is more valuable than great wealth.
2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret.”
This list was created as ways to teach your children, but I find it very applicable to my adult life as well.