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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Golden Rules

There are Ten Commandments.... I spotted in a colleagues office before I left a copy of The Golden Rules - twelve of them - which she has posted on the refrigerator for all to see and follow. She insists that following these simple rules has cut down the level of friction in her household significantly. I'll reprint them here and you feel free to post them and see what happens!


I. If you open it, close it.
II. If you turn it on, turn it off.
III. If you unlock it, lock it.
IV. If you break it, repair it.
V. If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
VI. If you borrow it, return it.
VII. If you use it, take care of it.
VIII. If you make a mess, clean it up.
IX. If you move it, put it back.
X. If it belongs to somebody else and you want to use it, get permission.
XI. If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
XII. If it doesn't concern you, mind your own business.

Now, to some perhaps these rules seem harsh, but in these days of blurred boundaries, it's a refreshing thing to have expectations and ground rules laid out in a plain, self-explanatory way.

See how this works. Feel free to add your reactions to this "bill of responsibility" as a comment to this posting or write me at: All comments appreciated!


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