Instructions For Life

1 – Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2 – Memorize your favorite poem.

3 – Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4 – When you say, “I love you,” mean it.

5 – When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.

6 – Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7 – Believe in love at first sight.

8 – Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.

9 – Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.

10 – In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11 – Don’t judge people by their relatives.

12 – Talk slow but think quick.

13 – When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile, and ask, “Why do you want to know?”

14 – Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15 – Call your mom.

16 – Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.

17 – When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

18 – Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

19 – Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

20 – When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

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

22 – Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, conversational skills will be as important as any other.

23 – Spend some time alone.

24 – Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

25 – Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

26 – Read more books and watch less TV.

27 – Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll get to enjoy it a second time.

28 – Trust in God but lock your car.

29 – A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.

30 – In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

31 – Read between the lines.

32 – Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

33 – Be gentle with the earth.

34 – Pray. There’s immeasurable power in it.

35 – Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

36 – Mind your own business.

37 – Don’t trust a person who doesn’t close his/her eyes when you kiss him/her.

38 – Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

39 – If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth’s greatest satisfaction.

40 – Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

41 – Learn the rules then break some.

42 – Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.

43 – Judge your success by what you had to give in order to get it.

44 – Remember that your character is your destiny.

45 – Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.