I came across this wonderful short piece of prose that sums up life pretty well as far as I can see.
I am sure most of us would love to think we pass the test on these six measurements where action speaks louder than words.
If we all pass the six tests, why the hell is there so much strife in the world is my question.
Enjoy reading it anyway .... thank you Mr Gordon
To appear wise, one must talk;
To be wise, one must listen.
To appear to do good, one must be busy;
To do good, one must know when to stand aside.
To appear to lead, one must put oneself first;
To lead, one must put oneself last.
To appear caring, one must give advice;
To be caring, one must give space.
To appear to love, one must know how to give;
To love, one must know also how to receive.
To appear happy, one must smile;
To be happy, one must be free with tears.