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:

  1. Pretty much the greatest thing I read all day.

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  2. wow this just mind fucked me

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  3. i love all of this :)

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  4. How does someone do #7 and #17 at the same time?

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  5. hey buddy you know ALL ABOUT everything

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  6. 31 and 32 are one sentence.

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  7. this is quite true, now if i could only memorize the whole list...

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  8. Perfect. Absolutely perfect.

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  9. I'm keeping this list on my laptop from now on.

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  10. all too true...it always, always comes back to treat others how you would want to be treated.

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  11. This is a very nice list. One of the few of its sort that I read in its entirity.

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  12. So true! I can manage maybe twenty of them, but the other 30 will take some getting used to!!

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  13. I like no.9. Great post!

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  14. I like 44 best, I already done 25% of the others, But as for the rest, I am going to work on it
    I dont know who you are or where you are, I just know, you are.

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  15. This made my day. Simply. Amazing.

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  16. this is......awesome. It could well be the culmination of the wisdom someone would get for their lifetime. I love it.

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  17. This actually made my day... Thank you!

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  18. This is all amazing advice. Most of it I try to live by already, but I think that after those past 2 minutes or so that I took to read this, I've gained some great insight. Props to whoever wrote this. You're probably an amazing human being.

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  19. said alot of this to my children

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  20. This is amazing!

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  21. Great text, but please explain why point 7 and point 17 are contradicting?

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  22. I think sarcasm is acceptable within reason :P It often displays wit

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  23. This made my day :)

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  24. so true, so true.

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  25. Couldn't. Agree. More.

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  26. I'm so glad that I found this, i'm totally saving this.

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  27. "Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day."
    "Give people a second chance, but not a third."

    A bit counter-intuitive, yes?

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  28. Wonderful rules, I'm shocked this is not loved more.

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  29. I wish everyone could live by these statements; including me. I try every day.

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  30. I wish everyone could live by these statements.

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  31. This is more like a 'how to be normal' list for sociopaths. Anyone who does all of these things in real life will only be maintaining a facade and hiding his true self.

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  32. 4. Own a great stereo system

    The Second Noble Truth with its three aspects is: ‘There is the origin of suffering, which is attachment to desire. Desire should be let go of.

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  33. You Are WONDERFUL :) :D

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  34. First! But seriously great advice.

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  35. Nicely put I would have one thing to add 52 don't chew bubble gum and take a shit at the same time.
    But for real nice job, if the hole whole lived by this list Jesus would come back and give everyone potbelly sandwiches. God that would be fucking awsome..

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  36. Wish I could be/do all those things.

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  37. I love this !
    its great , thanks for the post :D !

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  38. 14. Lend only the books that you wish you could keep forever.

    What's the point in lending someone a bad book? If you already read a good one, share it's joy with someone else

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  39. good life facts!

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  40. thanx so much ... this is the kind of person ive always wanted to be but didnt exactly know how till now ...

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  41. thanx so much ... this is the kind of person ive always wanted to be but didnt exactly know how till now ...

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  42. Read instructions then take them with a grain of salt...

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  43. fantastic! Great rules to live by! :)

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  44. number 5, while good advice, doesn't belong on this list. number 7 and 17 contradict each other entirely. number 30 is retarded. number 31 and 32 should be combined. it looks like you found a bunch of these posts from other websites and copied them.

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  45. Great guild lines to live by

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  46. 31 and 32 are the same sentance.

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  47. Wow, really wonderful advice. Something about that toll booth idea just warms my heart. I'll try that the next chance I get.

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  48. Wow - how profound...
    Time to share your wisdom with the other grade 5 kids.

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  49. Damned good advice. Now, how to get our politicians, police, judges, and the... less respectful, side of our society to read and live by these words.

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  50. awww so sweet ^ ^ <3

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  51. Lovely little idea, and great advice ;)

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  52. Yay! Wise thoughts! Thank you.

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  53. yay! Wise thoughts, thank you.

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  54. couldn't agree more

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  55. 25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

    So the point of this is to never let go since both people might have read this????

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  56. Im following everything I love it!

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  57. A lot of these numbers are a contradiction of the others.
    For example, number 7 and number 17.

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  58. I disagree with:

    5) never throw the first punch, even in a non physical fight.
    7)Giving up on someone can just mean you haven't the resources to keep helping them
    33)It can cheapen it if you say it too much
    34)Some of the most determined do it alone
    39)You may just be getting peoples hopes up, also it will piss off your partner
    42)Some jobs aren't worth doing
    45)You should never have a hero because everyone has faults. Be your own person!
    49)Some children are ass holes and will give you the finger

    But what does it matter what I think? I'm just a stumbler...

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  59. I disagree with:

    5) never throw the first punch, even in a non physical fight.
    7)Giving up on someone can just mean you haven't the resources to keep helping them
    33)It can cheapen it if you say it too much
    34)Some of the most determined do it alone
    39)You may just be getting peoples hopes up, also it will piss off your partner
    42)Some jobs aren't worth doing
    45)You should never have a hero because everyone has faults. Be your own person!
    49)Some children are ass holes and will give you the finger

    But what does it matter what I think? I'm just a stumbler...

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  60. Wow, I am keeping this close to me :)

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  61. Wow, I am keeping this close to me :)

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  62. A good set of rules to live by.
    I wish everyone thought this way.

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  63. I will do all these things!

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  64. beautiful and inspiring. this made my day

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  65. love it!

    i follow almost all of these and my life is fantastic! i barely work, i live with my wifes mom and i barely ever get to see my friends...and life couldnt be better!

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  66. Totally not worth all that effort. Life's cool and all, but nothing to get that excited about.

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  67. absolutely brilliant

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  68. It's good, except a few of these are idealistic and not exactly great in the long run. i'd say 80% correct.

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  69. These ideas are crap.

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  70. No comments yet!

    I would add to that list, go to the next town and meet anyone over a beer!

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  71. Some of the greatest advice to live by.

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  72. Love it! But you forgot #51/52 (depending on if you count 32)

    #51- Other people have bad days too. Consider that before judging their actions, or responding.

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  73. I love this! It should be everyone's philosophy!

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  74. great advice i must say

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  75. This is exactly right ; especially number twelve. We often put more thought in the right breeding of a dog than picking a spouse for the right reasons.

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  76. It's incredibly true. I read this and noticed I do like 40 of them. It's incredible how some people who are not used to it (that live a square life) find it weird.

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  77. Number 17 contradicts number 7..

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  78. 49 might get you in some trouble...

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  79. I like the list very much. Thank you for posting for us!

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  80. These are all so great! I've been trying to be a nicer person lately but have been kinda failing at I think.

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  81. I like this.. Great....

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  82. You should probably give credit to H. Jackson Brown Jr. considering some, if not all, of these are from his book "Life's Little Instruction Book"

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  83. Im printing this and posting it on my wall by my bed as a daily reminder.

    :D

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  84. this is awesome , huge little things we often forget how important they are. Great post

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  85. I like it. Little things that will change peoples days.

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  86. I will try to do all of this . _.

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  87. I will try to do all of this

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  88. i really liked this one
    theres some really good stuff in there

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  89. If everyone simply followed this list, people could be happier.

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  90. Wow..i stumbled onto this and made my day!!

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  91. Wow!! :D..this made my day!

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  92. Really awesome instructions :))

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  93. 52. Treat people like they are going to die tomorrow.
    53. Treat yourself like the world is going to end tonight.
    54. kiss your girl/boyfriend when they least expect it.
    55. always support other people's dreams no matter how ridiculous.
    56. try to understand someone before you criticize them.
    57. always know what you are about to say and how it will affect the people around you before you say it.
    58. however minuscule your accomplishments may be, try your best to change the world for the better. a little effort goes a long way.
    59. the life of a single person isn't
    worth all the things in the universe.

    ok this is starting to just turn into advice rather than instructions but its all good stuff. :D

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  94. 52. Treat people like they are going to die tomorrow.
    53. Treat yourself like the world is going to end tonight.
    54. kiss your girl/boyfriend when they least expect it.
    55. always support other people's dreams no matter how ridiculous.
    56. try to understand someone before you criticize them.
    57. always know what you are about to say and how it will affect the people around you before you say it.
    58. however minuscule your accomplishments may be, try your best to change the world for the better. a little effort goes a long way.
    59. the life of a single person isn't
    worth all the things in the universe.

    ok this is starting to just turn into advice rather than instructions but its all good stuff. :D

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  95. It's important take time to listen to other people. For some people it might make their day, week or year. And you can learn something from anyone.

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  96. 52. Know that everything happens for a reason. Even the bad things.

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  97. 52. Know that everything happens for a reason. Even the bad things.

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  98. 53. Live every day like it was the last. More or less

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  99. If only I could remember to do all of these things my life would be near perfect.

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  100. This is cute and somewhat wise, however the only hypocrisy is that I don't want to live life by a checklist and the fact that this is a narrow guideline which is unlikely to be followed in many moods, it ought to encourage more freedom of choice and help people develop their own personality rather than giving them this one.

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  101. This is absolutely amazing and inspiring. Upon reading, I messaged my boyfriend and followed point 33. He is my everything. Never be afraid to love. <3

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  102. Awesome! The most useful note in my everyday routine

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  103. Love it! Absolutely genius.

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  104. Sweet or Sour! #49

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  105. Love it---thanks for sharing!

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  106. Love it, thanks for sharing....

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  107. That is... Amazing

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  108. I, Guillermo Cervantes, approve this message

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  109. 31 and 32 should be one point

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  110. 31 and 32 should be one point

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  111. be honest even if it leads to your demise

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  112. This is fantastic. Thank you for compiling this.

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  113. This is fantastic. Thank you for compiling this.

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  114. I absolutely love this. It's my new homepage. I see it every time I open an internet browser.

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  115. I live life happy and as myself. These rules are not so much rules as just common sense.

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  116. Fantastic list, most of them is what I have been thinking I should do and regret that I have not done.

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  117. Thank you for the great list

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  118. I love these instructions...it made my day.

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  119. life is great isn't it?

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  120. really nice comments

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  121. This list is sooo tur in so many ways. One of the best I've read so far :)

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  122. 32 is mixed with 31

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  123. this is fantastic

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  124. I think this is a great list to live by. (:

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  125. I can honestly say, this has changed me. (: Thank you!

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  126. I like this. It's got a lot of things included that you don't really think about often.

    My only question is- don't 7 and 17 sort of contradict each other? What was your thinking on that?

    I love 49. I remember being on the bus and waving at people. It was so delightful when they'd wave back. :)

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  127. I like this. It's got a lot of things included that you don't really think about often.

    My only question is- don't 7 and 17 sort of contradict each other? What was your thinking on that?

    I love 49. I remember being on the bus and waving at people. It was so delightful when they'd wave back. :)

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  128. 31 and 32 aren't full thoughts separately.

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  129. Not sure if it's the multiple beers in my system or the fact that I'm stumbling at 2 a.m., but I found this truly inspiring. And although it's rare to see this on the internet posts these days, for this post, Thank You,

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  130. I'm not sure if it's the multiple amounts of beer in my system, or the fact that I'm stumbling at 2 in the morning, but I found this truly inspirational. Although, it seems very rare to see this in a comment post on the internet these days, I would just like to say....


    Thank You

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  131. sound and strong advice. thank you

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  132. nice. this is really good advice

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  133. honestly if everyone did this there would be so much more happiness

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  134. someone here thinks you're terrific :D

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  135. you've only forgotten one:
    trust your instinct and your knowledge of human nature ;)

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  136. Its wonderful...each one must read it..

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  137. Beautiful and well worded

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  138. 50 ways to make life more beautiful

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  139. unoriginal
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Little-Instruction-Book-Observations/dp/1558538356

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  140. A lot of these are pretty darn good pieces of advice. I would say that someone who is able to master ten of these is doing pretty well, and it's always nice to read encouraging words. Thanks.

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  141. I love this and its so right! More people should do things like this.

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  142. I love this and its so right! More people should do things like this.

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  143. I want to be like this :)

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  144. No ones commented on this yet, so i will. Fun list buddy!

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