It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Chapter 7, Page 3, Book 14

Lessons For Life

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. 

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. 

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 you love to talk to. As you get older, his 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 who doesn't close his eyes when you kiss him. 

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. That's the FUN part!

Author Unknown

I’ve found that the lessons life teaches us are never ending.  I once thought that by this time in my life, I’d know all there was to know, but I am still learning something new every day.  The older I get, it seems the more I’m learning.  Maybe it’s because I’m more open to new things than I used to be.  

When I was younger, it seemed there were set rules for just about everything I did.  It was easier when all you had to do was follow them.  Now the rules have changed .  Some for the better and some not.

I’ve kept the basic values I’ve always had but now know that everything isn’t black and white, but many varying shades in-between.  

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons. 

Denis Waitley


linda m said...

Excellent post today. It is something I would love to put on my "fridge" as a daily reminder. Blessings

jack69 said...

I am with linda m. This one is excellent. the quotes and the unknown author are good, but your comments are tops.
What a statement that you have found the lessons in life are never ending. If that won't make you think, nothing will. HOW TRUE THAT IS.
A hot one here, but beautiful..

Hollie said...

Wonderful list!!! How great life would be if we could and would follow all of those!!

betty said...

This is a great list of life lessons. I liked trust God, but lock your car. Lots of great wisdom in this list. You are right, Ma, I continue to learn new things every day myself. I guess that's good, it keeps our brains working, right?



Love the list. I think doing a lot of things with reckless abandon makes life more interesting.

Back Porch Writer said...

I had to laugh at Trust in God but lock your car! lol