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Some Instructions For Life

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1. Give people more than they expect and do so cheerfully.
2. Don’t believe all your hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
3. When you say “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
4. Be engaged to be married for at least six months.
5. Believe in love at first sight.
6. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
7. In disagreements, fight fairly, no name calling.
8. Don’t judge people by their relatives.
9. Talk slowly, think quickly.
10. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
11. Remember the three R’s; Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
12. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
13. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
14. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
15. Spend some time alone. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
16. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
17. Trust in God, but lock your car.
18. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important.
19. Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
20. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation, don’t bring in the past.
21. Read between the lines.
22. Be gentle with the earth.
23. Pray. There’s immeasurable power in it.
24. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
25. Mind your own business.
26. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living.
27. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
28. Learn the rules, then break some.
29. Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.
30. Share your knowledge, it’s a way to achieve immortality.
-Jackson Brown and H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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