Things to Remember

Compliment three people every day.

Watch a sunrise at least once a year.

Remember other people's birthdays.

Have a firm handshake.

Look people in the eye.

Say "thank you" a lot.

Say "please" a lot.

Learn to play a musical instrument.

Sing in the shower.

Plant flowers every spring.

Be the first to say, "Hello."

Be forgiving of yourself and others.

Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

Make new friends but cherish the old ones.

Keep secrets.

Don't postpone joy.

Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.

Keep a tight rein on your temper.

Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts.

Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your live.

Make the best of bad situations.

Always accept an outstretched hand.

Learn to make something beautiful with your hands.

Admit your mistakes.

Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find it out.

Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's just a daisy in a jelly glass.

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.

Take a brisk thirty-minute walk every day.

Never cheat.

Smile a lot. It costs nothing and is beyond price.

Never use profanity.

Give yourself a year and read the Bible cover to cover.

Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

Remember people's names.

Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.

Give yourself an hour to cool off before responding to someone who has provoked you. If it involves something really important, give yourself overnight.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

Be tough minded but tenderhearted.

Don't waste time responding to your critics.

Avoid negative people.

Be kinder than necessary.

Never take action when you're angry.

Measure people by the size of their hearts, not the size of their bank accounts.

Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

Don't carry a grudge.

Show respect for all living things.

When complimented, a sincere "thank you" is the only response required.

When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

Keep your promises.

Don't be deceived by first impressions.

Seek out the good in people.

Take good care of those you love.

Don't gossip.

Find some other way of proving your manhood than by shooting defenseless animals and birds.

Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love.

Refrain from envy. It's the source of much unhappiness.

Be courteous to everyone.

Rekindle old friendships.

Get your next pet from the animal shelter.

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

Be there when people need you.

Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you.

Be loyal.

Focus on making things better, not bigger.

Every once in a while, take the scenic route.

Wage war against littering.

Don't be afraid to say, "I'm sorry."

Never compromise your integrity.

Give people the benefit of the doubt.

Don't make the same mistake twice.

Never underestimate the power of words to heal and reconcile relationships.

Marry only for love.

Count your blessings.

Don't judge people by their relatives.

Never betray a confidence.

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

Be the first to forgive.

Be gentle with the Earth.

When camping or hiking, never leave evidence that you were there.


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