Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Instructions For Life


Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully
Memorize your favorite poem
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 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?"



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 man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other
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 and 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 so 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
Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss
At least 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
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck



Learn the rules then break some
Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it
Remember that your character is your destiny
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon



~ By The Dalai Lama~

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