Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Life's Instructions

  1. Have a firm handshake.
  2. Look people in the eye.
  3. Sing in the shower.
  4. Own a great stereo system.
  5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
  6. Keep secrets.
  7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
  8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
  9. Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  10. Whistle.
  11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
  12. Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
  13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
  15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
  16. When playing games with ! children, let them win.
  17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  18. Be romantic.
  19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  21. Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's.
  22. Be a good loser.
  23. Be a good winner.
  24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
  27. Keep it simple.
  28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
  29. Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
  30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
  31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the
  32. things you didn't do more than the one's you did.
  33. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  34. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
  35. Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
  36. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
  37. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
  38. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
  39. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.'
  40. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
  41. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
  42. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
  43. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
  44. Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  45. Become someone's hero.
  46. Marry only for love.
  47. Count your blessings.
  48. Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home.
  49. Wave at the children on a school bus.
  50. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  51. Don't expect life to be fair.
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289 Comments:

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Anonymous said...

Stopped reading after it said to never give up on anybody, then to only give people two chances.

Anonymous said...

Very very very good.

Sandy said...

Lots of good advice in here. Take it..it's
free!

Anonymous said...

I really loved this post. I especially love how everything that is required for happy living is in here. Defending yourself and your character is very important, but defending others is much more important. Charity is the only perfect thing in the world. Thank you.

Sandy said...

There is lots of good advice in here. It's free....take it!

Anonymous said...

This list is great! Real life modeling ideals and comments.

Anonymous said...

Wow, even though I'm generally nice person this makes me take a look at my life and want to change it. Thank you for coming up with these.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME JUST SIMPLY AWESOME

Me said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Avoid sarcastic comments? Refuse.
Don't give 3rd chances? Difficult.
Hugs can get weird when you let that happen.
And these days if you wave to school children on a bus, you're a pedophile.

Anonymous said...

This made my morning.

Tamara said...

i love the way how wonderfullly weird my life is.

Anonymous said...

gay

Anonymous said...

This Is amazing

Lyndsay S. said...

This is amazing. Rules to live by.

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say this is the life I lead . . . :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent advice!
52. Comment on articles that are really good.

Anonymous said...

52. Read Again :)

Anonymous said...

number 17 is kinda contrary to number 7

Anonymous said...

This is very nice

Taylor said...

staying positive is probably the one thing that has gotten me farthest in life thus far. I like this outlook :)

Mystery Girl said...

This is perfectly Awesome. I love it. Everyone in the world should know about this, it will solve all our problems. I am in awe. Its just fantastic!

Anonymous said...

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Phillip Cheeto said...

Wow. So many things in life that are true. I wonder how many people actually will come away from reading this and do one or two of these things a time or two. I surely will.

Phillip Cheeto said...

WOW So many things that would make atleast one person happier. I wonder how many people that read this will step away and do one or two of these things jsut to see how different their life and other's will be.

Anonymous said...

Amazing wisdom

Nina said...

Aww. This helped a lot. Thanks. :D

Nina said...

Aww. This helped a lot. Thanks. :D

warlley said...

Nossa, eu precisava mesmo ler isso,
muito legal, parabéns a quem fez

Anonymous said...

these are awesome

Anonymous said...

I have been having a shi*ty day, until I read this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

everyone should live and think this way. i love this list. i think i'll write each one on a post it note and put it on my wall so i can see them everyday :)

Anonymous said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is my BIBLE! love it. going to help me a lot! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Woah! i love this, this is my BIBLE! this is really going to help me.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

I liked very much!!!
The only way to the real happiness!

Anonymous said...

True that

Anonymous said...

Always share your umbrella

Shivani said...

worth remembering :-)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this (:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great way for people to have fun and enjoy life even through the hard times.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good way to be happy and enjoy life even through the hard times.

Guillermo Salcedo said...

This is awesome... ill try it

Anonymous said...

This is so inspiring. It's so honest and so true :)

Guillermo Salcedo said...

a list of the hardest thing to do...
but we'all should try it..

Guillermo Salcedo said...

a lot of the hardest things to do.. but we all should try it..

Anonymous said...

this is pretty great :)

Anonymous said...

50 great ruled to live by

Anonymous said...

I love this! I'm going to print and hang in my home :-)

Anonymous said...

WHOOOOOAAAAAA

Anonymous said...

WHOAAAAA

Jennifer said...

Amen....think this covers it all... :)

Anonymous said...

AMEN!! I think this covers it all... :)

Anonymous said...

17 contradicts 7

Andres Moskona. said...

Awesome.

Evans said...

Nicely put avoid and deny everything

Evans said...

Nicely put avoid and deny everything

Anonymous said...

loveit.

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

#12. && Don't ever stay with someone who makes you miserable. Be happy in life. <3

Anonymous said...

nice one...liked every point...:)

Anonymous said...

This is the best thing Ive ever read.

Anonymous said...

fantastic!

ryanzitro said...

can i add: do good and good will come to you

BRIE ZIE said...

LOVE IT, LIVE IT. NEW RULE IN MY BOOK

Anonymous said...

Shut up :|

Anonymous said...

great list :)

Miriam said...

I particularly like No 21. I'm now compiling a list of important moments which I won't in future be allowed to be interrupted by having to answer the phone. It's already quite a long list!

Art said...

A great piece of points but i deny point number 5th!
Never be first in fight!!When other starts than you should HIT HARD but not the First!

Grishma said...

Made me Smile!

Jake Bailey said...

In my opinion, I think 17 and 7 do NOT contradict each other. I think 17 is saying if someone does you wrong. Cheats, etc and apologizes and means it, do not give them a third chance, only a second. While #7 means like say you're teaching someone piano. If you are the instructor and they are trying their hardest, don't give up on them. They could become one of the greatest pianist with hard work and determination. And your persistance in teaching and not giving up on them.

Anonymous said...

A MUST READ FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING

Anonymous said...

phenomenal piece. i did at least 3 or 4 things on this list just moments after i read it.

Anonymous said...

Simply incredible I'm speechless

Anonymous said...

Simply incredible I'm speechless

Anonymous said...

Makes you think twice about how you go about your life

kmoreno1205 said...

LOVE

Anonymous said...

i love this c:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yepp definitely mind-fucked. its terrific :)

Vanderpoel said...

OK, OK, done! Now what?

Anonymous said...

If the world was like this then i would be a happier person. i dont get what is so difficult about doing the above.

Marius said...

what is the actual percentage of the people who really do all this stuff ?

sorry if i am rude or anything...

Good Collection of Good Thoughts ;)

Anonymous said...

Duude, you cannot imagine!!! I do all this already, I have learned them all!!! Damn, I feel proud

yuddandisivasubramanyam said...

it is very much educative information.

Anonymous said...

i love this!!!

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