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Friday, april 07, 2000

The following is taken from a Nepalese mantra. Youíll find it to be worth reading and worth sharing:

I N S T R U C T I O N S   F O R   L I F E

  1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  2. Memorise your favourite poem.
  3. Donít believe all you hear, spend all you have, or loaf all want.
  4. When you say, ďI love you,Ē mean it.
  5. When you say, ďIím sorry,Ē look the person in the eye.
  6. Believe in love at first sight.
  7. Never laugh at anyoneís dreams.  People who donít have dreams donít have much.
  8. Love deeply and passionately. You may get hurt, but itís the only way to live life completely.10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  9. Donít judge people by their relatives, or by the life they were born into.
  10. Teach yourself to speak slowly but think quickly.
  11. When someone asks you a question you donít want to answer, smile and ďWhy do you want to know?Ē
  12. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  13. Call your mother.
  14. Say, ďbless youĒ when you hear someone sneeze.
  15. When you lose, donít lose the lesson.
  16. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions.
  17. Donít let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  18. When you realise youíve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  19. Smile when picking up the phone.  The caller will hear it in your voice.
  20. Marry a person you love to talk to.  As you get older, his/her conversational skills will be even more important.
  21. Spend some time alone.
  22. Open your arms to change, but donít let go of your values.
  23. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  24. Read more books. Television is no substitute.
  25. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, youíll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  26. Trust in God but lock your car.
  27. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.  Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
  28. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Donít bring up the past.
  29. Donít just listen to what someone is saying.  Listen to why they are saying it.
  30. Share your knowledge. Itís a way to achieve immortality.
  31. Be gentle with the earth.
  32. Pray or meditate. Thereís immeasurable power in it.
  33. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
  34. Mind your own business.
  35. Donít trust anyone who doesnít close his/her eyes when you kiss.
  36. Once a year, go someplace youíve never been before.
  37. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. It is wealthís greatest satisfaction.
  38. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  39. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  40. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  41. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  42. Live with the knowledge that your character is your destiny.
  43. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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