The Eleventh Commandment
On the Back of the Tablet
There are many different ideas about love and most of
them require following the golden rule of give and take. If I
give on this particular thing; I'll be able to get some of what
I need. In other words most relationships are not based on
unconditional love, but on a series of conditions.
Then, after years of problems, couples wonder why they
are having problems. They didn't meet any of the
conditions, or maybe they did for a while and then
something happened. Somewhere along the line, they let
their spouse down so many times that the best message
for them is about forgiveness. Yes, they say, they are
ready to forgive. To move beyond their mistakes, their
lies, their problems into a whole new world--sometimes
with someone new. Whoops. That defeats the whole purpose of this article.
Now, I propose a different angle. The Eleventh
Commandment uses a whole new way of thinking about
things from the very first day of a relationship. The Eleventh Commandment was written on the back side of the stone that Moses brought down from the mountain. At first it sounds easy, but implementing it into the daily routine of our lives makes it one of the hardest commandments to follow. Following this commandment will help you in all your daily endeavors. It will help you make more money, it will help you with your family and it will certainly help you hold onto the one you love.
What is it? You want to know don't you? The secret to this commandment has aided multimillionaires like Bob Hope and George Burns live over a hundred years in solid loving relationships. It has brought fame and fortune to countless individuals who simply use this as a tool rather than a way of life. You don't have to be a performer. Anyone can use this and be very successful.
Perhaps because it was on the back of the stone however, we forget to use it every day. Practice makes perfect. This is the one commandment that only you and your personality can individualize to suit your personal needs. This is the one that you can study, practice in front of a mirror or in front of your friends and receive immediate feedback regarding your improvement.
If used correctly, this commandment can change the world for the better.
It creates smiles in people's hearts. It warms us like a winter fire, and brings us to tears of joy.
Without this special commandment, life is like a sterile hospital room full of cold metal and florescent lighting. Without this particular commandment in our lives, we grow up to be bitter, lonely adults, racing around with rage-filled impatience on packed freeways in uncomfortable cars. If we want to make a difference, if we want to make someone smile and laugh, let us take this message of hope, this tiny talent that we need to polish, this patter we need to embellish and start using it today.
Turn over a new leaf. One more commandment, to add to the others. One more that will change your life! Turn the Tablet over, and read it out loud in a voice that thunders from the sky....
Thou shalt be funny and have a sense of humor.