Little Instructions for a Good Life

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Volcanic Mountain in Alaska  Photo by Tom Dye ©2001

  1. Compliment three people every day.
  2. Watch the sunrise at least once a month.
  3. Be the first to smile and say “Hello”.
  4. Live beneath your means.
  5. Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
  6. Never give up on anybody; miracles do happen.
  7. Forget the Joneses (Don’t try to keep up with or be like someone else; just be yourself.)
  8. Never deprive someone of Hope; it may be all he has.
  9. Pray not for things, but for Wisdom and Courage.
  10. Be tough-minded but tender-hearted.
  11. Be kinder than necessary.
  12. Remember, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
  13. Keep your promises.
  14. Learn to show cheerfulness even when you don’t feel like it.
  15. Realize that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.
  16. Leave everything better than you found it.
  17. Consider what winners do that losers don’t want to do.
  18. Remember the first words you say in the morn set the pace for the day.
  19. Don’t rain on other people’s parades
  20. Never miss an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

copied from Ginny McKenzie at