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Monday, March 23, 2009

monday's musing

Instructions for Life Take into account that great love and great
achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

Follow the three "R"s:

Respect for self
Respect for others
Responsibility for all your actions.

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

Learn the rules so you know how to break them
properly.

Don't let a little dispute injure a great
friendship.

When you realize you've made a mistake, take
immediate steps to correct it.

Spend some time alone every day.

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of
your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best
answer.

Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back,
you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

A loving atmosphere in your home is the
foundation for your life.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.
Don't bring up the past.

Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve
immortality.

Be gentle with the earth.

Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

Remember that the best relationship is one in
which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

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

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


~ Life's Little Instruction Book
H. Jackson Brown.


~ Life's Little Instruction Book
H. Jackson Brown.




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2 comments:

Shadow said...

brilliant! oh, and don't forget the "order something from the menu you never have before"...

Eli said...

I started off by keeping track of the ones I wanted to comment on... but there were too many! I absolutely love a bunch of these. There's so much wisdom here! So instead, let me quote from the satirical book that came out a few months later (because we also need to laugh!)

"Whistle a happy tune. Over and over and over."
-from "Life's little DESTRUCTION book."

 
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