Monday, May 22, 2006

Little Instructions

From Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., the following are my favorites.

1. Compliment three people every day.
2. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
3. Remember other people's birthdays.
4. Have a firm handshake.
5. Look people in the eye.
6. Say "thank you" a lot.
7. Say "please" a lot.
8. Be the first to say, "Hello."
9. Live beneath your means.
10. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.
11. Buy great books even if you never read them.
12. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
13. Learn three clean jokes.
14. Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it.
15. Return all things you borrow.
16. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
17. Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
18. Keep secrets.
19. Don't postpone joy.
20. Write "thank you" notes promptly.

No comments: