Hal Urban's 10 Commandments of Common Sense

17 June 2009

What a great book of inspiration and guidance to a better living. I got in touch with this reading through my dad. I opened to my parents about my life. I'm at the edge of it right now, getting nervous and confused if I will be able to give justice to my role being a Mother and over-all, as a Parent.

Financially, it is driving me nuts. New priorities came and I forgot that sooner or later I had to adjust and make room for more important things. Life now is different, especially with my son going to school. We're used to spending everytime we go out, we dine in a restaurant often, go shopping, go for spa treatment, anything that will satisfy a person both inside and out.  Now, everytime we are tempted to buy something, even if capable, we choose not to and save the money instead.
Part of the comfort and advises my parents gave me was to look into this book. It's reality telling me to use it as an opportunity to grow and learn.
All we need is common sense in order to execute things the right way. And if things are done properly and "right", then there's no need to fear on what's in store for us in the future. The pretty part about this reading? it teaches us to go back to the Scriptures as guidance. Faith.

"They're hard to put into practice, but when we do, the rewards are beyond description." As to what the Author, Hal Urban experienced. He hopes that the result will be the same for his readers.

There's more to this, a copy is going to be worth it. It's going to be an everyday Bible full of reminders and words of encouragement as we go through a normal day with trials as part of it.

The 10 Commandments:

Don't be seduced by popular culture. It prevents you from thinking of yourself.
Don't fall in love with money and possessions. It will make you greedy and shallow.
Don't use destructive language. It hurts other as well as yourself.
Don't judge other people. It's better to work on your own faults.
Don't let anger get out of control. It can wreck relationships and ruin lives.
Keep a positive outlook on life. It's the first step towards joy.
Bring out the best in other people. It's better to build up than tear down. Have impeccable integrity. It brings peace of mind and a reputation of honor.
Help those in need. It is really better to give than to receive.
Do everything in love. It's the only way to find true peace and fulfillment.


niko said...

aw. i love the commandments..

Mary Ann Moreno-binuya said...

yes, true priorities are pouring once your child is studying. Need nating magtipid and pati sarili sacrifice for the kids. Mothers talaga:)

pehpot said...

I love this Enchie, specially the Don't judge and don't let anger chuva.. it can really ruin lives..

this is so apt on my recent post.. I juts have to let it out.. but I let my anger control me.. pero talaga I can't help it e hehe...

I need a copy now na!

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Ebie said...

You gave a great synopsis. I will check this out at our Library.

Beth said...

I love all the commandments. I think it all boils down to one thing: Love one another as God has loved us.

Thanks for sharing this, Ench! Take care too!

Beth said...

You are right, our lifestyle and priorities change when we have kids already. Kami nman, we choose to eat at home before we go malling para di masyado magastos. :) Para snacks na lang pag nagutom.

I love this post Ench, I can relate. :)

Karen said...

Nice naman nito...gandang basahin ha.

Sige God Bless you and your family.:)

nurseabie said...

Thanks for sharing this meaningful commandments.

Chris said...

it looks like a good book! thanks for sharing!

Jes said...

wow nice book enchie =) ahehheeh =) anggaling nmn nto at totoo minsan nadadala ako kaya nakakalimutan kongnde nmnpla sya gnung kelangan...nalilito na ako kunganu b tlga nag needs sa wants lalu n nung nagkababy ako ehhehe =) sa ngyun ang hirap kasi me nag aaral n sa family so iba na ang priority ntin ehehhe =) good luck to us mare =)

fedhz said...

tama. commonsense lang talaga. alam na nating lahat to, pero mahirap i-implement. this is a great reminder mami ench. dapat nakapaskil to sa mga walls natin.

yup, i understand what you mean sa pag save. just the other month diba we were planning on sending Yz to school. pero di rin namin tinuloy. wahehe. i think we're all not ready financially and emotionally. ^^

kikamz said...

i smile at the thought of the book's title ench, "The 10 Commandments of COmmon Sense". but from the brief review that you have of the book, i am pretty sure that it's a nice book that will keep us inspired and keep us on the right track. married and family life does demand a lot from us and it is important to keep our perspective in check every now and then. minsan kasi, we are too preoccupied with so many things that a problem seems too complicated for us. but the solution only needs the use of our common sense. pwede bang pahiram ako after you read this? lol!

joy said...

thanks for sharing these commandments,true nuggets of wisdom for every day life. i would like to get myself a copy of that book too.

Seiko said...

Achieving a mature attitude toward money is a major psychological challenge & you're absolutely right about that.Btw,thanks for sharing this book to us.