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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Comments on "Life's Instructions".

This was something that was pointed out to me a while ago; I don't know exactly who wrote it, but I thought that it would be good to share and comment on. Anyway, here are some of my thoughts on it, feel free to comment-back:

Life's Instructions

Have a firm handshake. - Good.

Look people in the eye. - Hard, but good.

Sing in the shower. - Haha. Yes.

Own a great stereo system. - Most absolutely.

If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. - No. Run and run hard.

Keep secrets. - But not from everybody.

Never give up on anybody. - Does not mean you keep hanging around someone who does you more harm than good.

Miracles happen everyday. - You just don't always see them.

Always accept an outstretched hand. - And frequently offer one.

Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. - Agreed.

Whistle. - Preferably in a key of some description.

Avoid sarcastic remarks. - Difficult.

Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery. - Make it the first one.

Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out. - And who won't try to pay you back.

Lend only those books you never care to see again. - Or you could be a bit more generous/trusting.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have. - And that's just mean.

When playing games with children, let them win. - 9 times out of 10 ;)

Give people a second chance, but not a third. - Unless they're really ridiculously worth it.

Be romantic. - Heck yes.

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. - And add in joyful.

Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. - True.

Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for our convenience, not the caller's. - Indeed.

Be a good loser. - Yes.

Be a good winner. - Yes.

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret. - They might already have enough on their shoulders.

When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go. - But don't let it get awkward.

Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born. - A *lot*.
Keep it simple. - Stupid.

Beware of the person who has nothing to lose. - Especially when backed into a corner.

Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. - No kidding.

Live your life so that your epitaph could read, "No Regrets". - Then come up with something more creative.

Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. - Doesn't apply to stupid things like throwing rocks at a wasps' nest.

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. - Even if they know it.

Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you. - More so than yourself.

Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you. - Cause you probably won't like it.

Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes. - But staying longer is cool too.

Begin each day with some of your favorite music. - And vary it a bit.

Once in a while, take the scenic route. - Twice in a while.

Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.' - Not to randoms, however. That would be weird.

Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice. - Doesn't mean you do a TV presenter voice.

Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m. - Make that often. Though I've never seen them get to the million dollar stage.

Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job. - Heck yes.

Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
- Yes.

Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you. - Week, possibly.

Become someone's hero. - Don't ask for anything back.

Marry only for love. - Only.

Count your blessings. - Slowly.

Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home. - Regularly.

Wave at the children on a school bus. - Energetically.

Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people. - Only 80?

Don't expect life to be fair. - Don't expect life anything, simple.

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