{Free Download} Living the Good Life

ethics printable, living the good life, ethical living, free downloadby Jessika Hepburn, Editor

I’ve been thinking a lot about ethics this month for our theme & getting really inspired by the comments on my recent posts about copycats & giveaways. Today’s post goes a bit beyond our Business & Blogging Ethics theme and into ethics in general. Is it enough to consider just ethics in business or our online lives without thinking about what it means to live a good life. So in order to help clear my mind I made up this free download that pinpoints the core elements of my ethics- rainbow style (& yes in my world magenta is totally in the rainbow). This is what I want for my life and is what I hold myself accountable to. In business, in love, friendship and community-this is my ethical foundation. What is yours?

With all the devastating news from Japan and Christchurch, NZ plus so much other craziness & confusion in our world, I think it has never been more important to talk about our ethics. When everything can change in an instant isn’t it vital that we live each day striving to be the very best version of ourselves? I hope that in times of crisis when all is in chaos we can be guided by our decency, integrity and kindness- because it is ours and can never be taken away. Whether the earth shakes or nations clash we are defined by how we treat each other. Let’s make it a loving world, filled with compassion and respect for each other.

In the coming weeks I will share info about ways we can put our ethics into action and support some of the great initiatives being created to help the people of Japan. In the meantime I encourage you to visit our contributor Jacqui of Mee A Bee’s blog Blooming in Nihon and find out about the Japan Quake Appeal. Also the lovely Maddie of Li’l Magoolie is doing an amazing job of bringing the handmade community to support Christchurch with the Li’l Quake Appeal. To me this is the good life in action-yes, sometimes things are hard, but we can make them better.

I want to know what you think a good life looks like, what is your moral compass or the words you live your life by?

{You can download my Living the Good Life print here}

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  • http://www.himamma.com Michelle

    I absolutely love this print! I am going to hang it in my studio.

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Yay! Thanks Michelle that makes me super happy-I hope it lifts your heart: )

  • http://newjerseyknits.etsy.com allie

    i love the way you placed the words and the rainbow of colors. very cool!

    Here’s “my” take straight from the Bible:

    Micah 6:8

    He has told you, O man, what is good;
    And what does the LORD require of you
    But to do justice, to love kindness,
    And to walk humbly with your God?

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Thanks for your comment Allie & for sharing your thoughts: “to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly” are beautiful ethics: )

  • http://www.atouchofwhimsyshoppe.com Gina @ A Touch of Whimsy

    Love love love this! It’s such a universal lesson. I’m putting it where my boys can be reminded of how we live. Thanks for sharing!!

  • http://brittanylaurendesign.blogspot.com Brittany Lauren

    to live life to the fullest. never be judgemental, consider others and hug your family tight everyday.

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Yes! This should totally be a print too Brittany, I love it!

  • Stephanie Douglas

    I also believe that magenta is in the rainbow and it’s also my favourite word for a colour. I appreciate and love your post. Ethics and how to live an ethical life is fundamental to how I try to live daily. I think it’s important for people to also think about the fact that working towards an ethical life doesn’t mean that we only do it when it’s convinient to do so. Speaking out against injustice and working at living ethically means a person will sometimes be highly unpopular. Being genuine, ethical and accountable is a choice and it should come with the inherent understanding that in doing so there can be consequences. I think living ethically means being willing to accept the consequences and to continually move forward.
    Thank you for starting this discussion, it’s one that we need to have ongoingly.

  • http://amaredesign.com Lucy

    Beautiful print and beautiful message. Thank you for sharing!

  • http://drawntoletters.etsy.com Joanne

    So glad I caught this post today.Your type design is a gorgeous and lasting everyday reminder.Thanks

  • http://www.tomorrowtoday.co.za Jude

    Wow, I have just hit the publish button on our business blog (http://www.tomorrowtoday.co.za/2011/03/17/for-richer-and-poorer/) with the exact same sentiments – it’s not the size or age of a country, or the amount of natural resources a country has, but rather the behavior of the people that ultimately contribute to the success of a country. The way that the Japanese people seem to be dealing with the trauma and chaos of the situation in such an orderly and respectful way may say something for why they are one of the strongest economies in the world. Our love and prayers go out to all those effected by this and hope we can all learn some valuable lessons from all this heartache and devastation.

    ps. thanks for the free printable – it’s perfect for me today (and every day!)

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment & link Jude! I am thrilled you like my print: ) I actually just left a comment on a friends site saying something very similar about the people of Japan & how they are an example to us all in the way they have chosen to behave. I believe we can also judge the success of a country not on it’s economy but on the ethics of it’s people and how they act in times of crisis & in their day to day lives. So much to think about!

  • http://www.eclecticchica.blogspot.com Kellie

    Very beautiful and inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing.