Sunday, March 23, 2014

Life's Little Instruction Book

I got it in email, but found it worth sharing..there are few points I strictly follow and believe in and those I have made in bold letters, rest I will try to do:)


Have a firm handshake.
Look people in the eye.
If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
Keep secrets.
Never give up on anybody.
Miracles happen everyday.
Always accept an outstretched hand.
Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference
 Avoid sarcastic remarks.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
Lend only those books you never care to see again.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
When playing games with! children, let them win.
Give people a second chance, but not a third. Be romantic.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for your convenience, not the caller's.
Be a good loser. Be a good winner.
Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
Keep it simple.
Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the one's you did.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
Once in a while, take the scenic route. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, 'Someone who thinks you're terrific.'
Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
Become someone's hero.
Marry only for love.
Count your blessings.
Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home. Wave at the children on a school bus.
Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.

13 comments:

Chai a Cup of Life said...

I like all of these and I think we can apply them all! Once that I have done recently is when playing with children, let them win. That happens all the time with my son and I :-)

anilkurup said...

This is wonderful. I think a comment here will be inadequate. perhaps a post mentioning your points and my opinion?

Renu said...

Chai A Cup of Life:Children like to play only with such people only:)..My grandchild loves to play with me because I throw ball at his bat:)

anilkurup:That would be very interesting..waiting to read that..

Arti said...

Nice list of points there, my favorite among them is 'Keep it simple' :)

SG said...

Excellent.

sm said...


thanks for sharing mail
each line is important

sweetyshinde said...

perfect. I particularly identify with book-lending and the third chance.

Renu said...

Arti: Thanks Aarti!


SG; Thanks !

sm: Thanks!

Sweetyshinde:..good..though I want everyone to take my books, once I have read them I want them to give to other people who love them and circulate like this..

Amrita said...

Very true Renu and really liked the ones in bold that you follow!

deeps said...

just about everything to make life happy n complete

Renu said...

Amrita: Thanks :)..i specially believe in respecting people who earn honestly even if they are vegetable vendors..

deeps:it will certainly make life happier..

Ruminating Optimist said...

Nice compilation of life lessons Renu.

Renu said...

Ruminating Optimist: Thanks!