Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Instructions for Life

*Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

*Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or
loaf all you want.

*When you say, "I love you," mean it.

*When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

*Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

*Believe in love at first sight.

*Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have
dreams don't have much.

*Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt, but it's
the only way to live life completely.

*In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.

*Don't judge people by their relatives, or by the life
they were born into.

*Teach yourself to speak slowly but think quickly.

*When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer,
smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

*Take into account that great love and great achievements
involve great risk.

*Call a relative.

*When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

*Follow the three R's: Respect for self, Respect for others,
and Responsibility for all your actions.

*Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

*When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps
to correct it.

*Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in
your voice.

*Marry a person you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her
conversational skills will be even more important.

*Spend some time alone.

*Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

*Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

*Read more books. Television is no substitute.

*Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and
think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

*Trust in God but lock your car.

*A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for
your life. Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious

*In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current
situation. Don't bring up the past.

*Don't just listen to what someone is saying. Listen to why
they are saying it.

*Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

*Be gentle with the earth.

*Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.

*Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

*Mind your own business.

*Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

*If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others
while you are living. It is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

*Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful
stroke of luck.

*Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

*Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love
for each other exceeds your need for each other.

*Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

*Live with the knowledge that your character is your destiny.

*Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

*Kiss your children and your mate at least once a day.

*Do something nice for someone you've never met before.

*And, show yourself the same kindness you show to everyone else.