My Core Values in this Trump time

Bet there are some of you who would never
believe this, BUT
I DO NOT HATE Trump—
In fact, in some ways, I appreciate that he has exposed many things about people I “thought” I knew. Some people have made statements that I would never have expected to hear from them reflecting opinions I would never have believed they held in their hearts and minds.

SAD, yes, but he has also caused me to review my own opinions and question the validity of my beliefs asking myself if I know why I believe what I believe and confront myself with the hardest question of all: do I live what I say I believe?

Please allow me to be clear about what I have discovered about ME . . .

1 • I do not like or agree with any policy, action, or statement that I view as being against the “common good” to increase the wealth of those pursuing profit, either material goods or power.

2 • I object to rude, insulting behavior that demeans and/or
degrades any human being or class of human beings.

3 • I speak against any policy that rewards the rich by penalizing the poor no matter how they try to sell it or what it is called.

4 • I detest within myself or anyone else displays of selfishness or judgmentalism.

5 • I cannot tolerate half-truths, untruths, outright lies, or uncorrected inaccurate statements put forth as fact—repeating it and sharing it does not make it true (see “gossip”).

6 • I am amazed at the number of people who state “as fact” things they cannot possibly know because they are not personally involved in the situation they claim to declare “facts” about – they do not personally know anyone involved, and,
therefore – they should be making their statements as expressions of “opinions.”

7 • I was raised to act and speak respectfully to everyone, from the “lowest” to the highest,” and to never use harsh language or insults when communicating with another human being.

8 • Good manners and common courtesy should be required of everyone, NO exceptions! If you don’t know the standards for a particular event, ask someone who does!

9 • A lack of compassion for others is not acceptable; the “haves” should never look down on the “have nots” and should share what they have—violence is never justifiable by anyone.

10 • Guidelines for appropriate behavior: the “golden rule”—do unto others as you would have them do unto you—AND—before you judge another, walk a mile inhis/her shoes.

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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