JUST LIFE

Old Wisdom

When I was a teenager, in the 1980’s something, I was hooked on those quote that you could find here and there in the Reader’s Digest.  Now, it wasn’t the only place that I found them, but that was there that some got my attention.

Anyway, back to the present time, this past weekend I was trying to declutter our massive wall to wall bookshelves.  Just so you know, I just got rid of 3 books and they were duplicates, so not a success story there (books make me happy).  Sorry, I am going off the main story here, anyway, I did stumble into a little book of mine where I had written some of my favorite quotes from back in the days.  That little book is old but oh so full or wisdom.  Of course, I had to share it with my teenager and that is the one that he thought was meaningful to him and I am sharing it with you.  I am sorry, I have no clue who wrote it but here it goes:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HAPPY LIFE

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Don’t believe all you hear.

When you say “I love you”, mean it.

When you say “I am sorry”, look the person in the eye.

Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

Believe in love at first sight.

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

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone, the caller will hear it in your voice.

Treat other’s the way you want to be treated!