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Why Family Matters

Twelve Point Creed

By Matthew Markham Killen

  1. I believe in myself.
  2. I believe in those who work with me.
  3. I believe in my friends.
  4. I believe in my family.
  5. I believe that God will lend me everything I need with which to succeed if I do my best to earn it through faithful and honest service.
  6. I believe in prayer, and I will never close my eyes in sleep without praying for a divine guidance to that end; that I will be patient with other people and tolerant with those who do not believe as I do.
  7. I believe that success is the result of intelligent effort and does not depend upon luck or sharp practices, or double crossing my friends, fellow men, or my employer.
  8. I believe that I will get out of life exactly what I put into it, Therefore I will conduct myself towards others as I would want them to act towards me.
  9. I will not slant those whom I do not like.
  10. I will not slight my work, no matter what I may see others doing.
  11. I will render the best service of which I am capable because I have pledged myself to succeed in life, and I know that success is always the result of conscientious and efficient effort.
  12. Finally I will forgive those who offend me, because I realize that I shall offend others and I will need their forgiveness.