Common Sense

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“Common sense isn’t so common.” Voltaire, 1764.  I like this quote.  I heard it the other day and thought, “Wow, that is good.”  Then I started thinking, “Why is it so uncommon for people to use common sense?”

If we had common sense, we would:

  • Love and honor God above all else
  • Love others, respecting them and serving them
  • Love ourselves, taking care of the body God has given us
  • Be thankful for our country and the freedoms we tend to take for granted
  • Forgive others freely
  • Be generous givers
  • Live within our means and not have debt
  • Control our anger
  • Control our tongue
  • See the best in others
  • See the best in ourselves
  • Be thankful
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Be kind to animals
  • Be courteous drivers
  • Be able to laugh at ourselves
  • Take responsibility for our actions
  • Not waste time
  • Work hard
  • Get proper exercise and rest
  • Eat and drink in moderation
  • Wear clothes in public (made ya laugh)
  • Be patient
  • Learn the lesson when we make a mistake
  • Not fret about yesterday
  • Not worry about tomorrow
  • Live today like it was our last day

Common sense dictates that we have common sense; we just need to use it.  There are probably a thousand other things that could be added to the list, but if I can do the things on this list consistently, I know that it will have positive results.  Here is to using common sense throughout the day.


Dan Skognes

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