From: Su Min
Subject: Life's Little Instructions
2 November 1996
Dearly beloved, More encouragement from the net: been surfing :)
Life's Little Instructions
Sing in the shower * Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated * Watch a sunrise at least once a year * Leave the toilet seat in the up position * Never refuse home-made brownies * Strive for excellence, not perfection * Plant a tree on your birthday * Learn 3 clean jokes * Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full * Compliment 3 people every day * Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them * Leave everything a little better than you found it * Keep it simple * Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures * Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know * Floss your teeth * Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it * Be forgiving of yourself and others * Overtip breakfast waitresses * Say "Thank you" a lot * Say "Please" a lot * Avoid negative people * Buy whatever kids are selling on a card table in their front yards * Wear polished shoes * Remember other people's birthdays * Commit yourself to constant improvements * Carry jumper cables in your trunk * Have a firm handshake * Send lots of Valentine cards. Sign them, "Someone who thinks you're terrific!" * Look people in the eye * Be the first to say, "Hello" * Use the good silver * Return all things you borrow * Make new friends but cherish the old ones * Keep secrets * Sing in a choir * Plant flowers every spring * Always accept an outstretched hand * Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life * Wave at kids on school buses * Be there when people need you * Feed a stranger's expired parking meter * Don't expect life to be fair * Never underestimate the power of love * Drink champagne for no reason at all * Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation * Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." * Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." * Compliment even the small improvements * Keep your promises (no matter what) * Marry only for love * Rekindle old friendships * Count your blessings * Call your mother * Try something you've never tried before * Bring a flower to an AIDS patient * Talk to your plants * Talk to your pets * Wish on stars * Rent a Disney Movie at least once a month * Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty * Give someone flowers for no reason at all * Offer to give someone a back-rub * Eat by candlelight * Recycle as much of your household trash as possible * Learn sign language * If you can't talk about it, write it down * Be happy being yourself doing the best at what you like to do *
Which ones appealed to you?
Let's start our own list?
grace love and peace
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