A couple of weeks ago I found this delightful post: “I’m better than Gibbs. I only need three rules.” It’s written by Jo White aka Mediamum. I like what she has to say and how she says it.
Reading her post got me thinking about what my 3 rules might be. Here’s what I decided.
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1. Arrive pre-amused.
Swiped this idea directly from The Little Book of Letting Go by Hugh Prather. Attitude is everything, no?
2. Embrace complexity.
I started saying this after we moved from a smaller city to this here big city where nothing is straightforward or easy. Instead of whining about everything, I adopted this point of view. It has served me well.
3. Say thank you.
It’s good manners. It’s a prayer. It makes your mother happy. So why not demonstrate your grasp of successful interpersonal relationships and say it, huh?
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What are your three rules? Or do you have more than three a la Leroy Jethro Gibbs? Please share in comments below– or on your own blog. We’d love to know.