Life - the Owners manual

My friend Becca emailed me this list and I just love it!   (I'm not sure if she wrote it or not.... but thanks either way!)

I hope you find as many pearls of wisdom and some absolute truths in here.  Enjoy!

~ Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully ~
~ Memorize your favorite poem ~
~ Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want ~
~ When you say, "I love you", mean it ~
~ When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye ~
~ Be engaged at least six months before you get married ~
~ Believe in love at first sight ~
~ Never laugh at anyone's dreams ~
~ Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely ~
~ In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling ~
~ Don't judge people by their relatives. "NO KIDDING" ~
~ Talk slow but think quick ~
~ When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?" ~
~ Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk ~
~ Call your mom ~
~ Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze ~
~ When you lose, don't lose the lesson ~
~ Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions ~
~ 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 ~
~ Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her conversational skills
will be as important as any other ~
~ Spend some time alone ~
~ Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values ~
~ Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer ~
~ Read more books and watch less TV ~
~ Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time ~
~ Trust in God but lock your car ~
~ A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home ~
~ In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past ~
~ Read between the lines ~
~ Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality ~
~ Be gentle with the earth ~
~ Pray. There's immeasurable power in it ~
~ Never interrupt when you are being flattered ~
~ Mind your own business ~
~ Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss them ~
~ Once a year, go someplace you've never been before ~
~ If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction ~
~ Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck ~
~ Learn the rules then break some ~
~ Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other ~
~ Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it ~
~ Remember that your character is your destiny ~
~ Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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