Monday, December 29, 2008

My list for today....

I came across this and it made me smile.

Instructions for Life

  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Memorize your favorite poems.
  • Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep 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.
  • Love deeply and passionately. You might 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.
  • Talk slow but think quick.
  • When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • Call your mom.
  • Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Remember the three R's:
  • Respect for self,

    Respect for others,

    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 partner you love to talk to. As you get older, the conversational skill will be as important as any other.
  • Spend some time alone.
  • Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  • Silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Read more books, watch less TV.
  • Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
  • Trust in God but lock your car.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is important.
  • Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Read between the lines.
  • 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.
  • Close the eyes when you get a kiss.
  • 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. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
  • Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  • Learn the rules, then break some.
  • In a good relationship is the love for each other greater than the need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Your character is your destiny.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


pen* said...

is this one of your lists?
regardless, it is an amazing list. what fabulous instructions to take into the new year!


Disenchanted Melody said...

Unfortunately I cannot take credit for this. I found it with "Stumble" - one of the most amazing feats of technology ever.

Amber Ann said...

I found your blog and I think it's wonderful. I'd like to add it to mine if that is alright, to help inspire me :) I also started The Artist's Way and am looking for noursihment from others so I can learn to nourish myself.