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Friday, February 10, 2012

Life's Little Instructions

Hey guys! I found a picture entitled "Life's Little Instructions." They were all kind of clustered together, but after reading them they were just so sweet and I think they definitely needed to be shared. Surprising how many of them are so simply, yet we ignore them so much each and every day. Maybe we could all start to try and do one or two of them everyday, and it could catch on and become a habit. I know I'm definitely going to try, and it's pretty cool to think that if everyone else tried to do the same then the world could get a little bit brighter every day. I typed them up below so you could read them easier, hopefully you love them just as much as I did. Amazing how such little things have the ability to make you and the people around you a little bit happier.

1. Sing in the shower
2. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year
4. Never leave a toilet seat in the down position
5. Never refused homemade brownies
6. Strive for excellence, not perfection
7. Plant a tree on your birthday
8. Learn three clean jokes
9. Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full
10. Compliment three people every day
11. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them
12. Leave everything a little better than you found it
13. Keep it simple
14. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures
15. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
16. Floss your teeth
17. Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it
18. Be forgiving of yourself and others
19. Overtip breakfast waitresses
20. Say "thank you" a lot
21. Say "please" a lot
22. Avoid negative people
23. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards
24. Wear polished shoes
25. Remember other people's birthdays
26. Commit yourself to constant improvement
27. Carry jumper cables in your trunk
28. Have a firm handshake
29. Send lots of Valentine Cards, sign them "someone who thinks you're terrific"
30. Look people in the eye
31. Be the first to say hello
32. Use the good silver
33. Return all things you borrow
34. Make new friends but cherish the old ones
35. Keep secrets
36. Sing in a choir
37. Plant flowers every spring
38. Have a dog
39. Always accept an outstretched hand
40. Stop blaming others
41. Take responsibility for every area of your life
42. Wave at kids on school buses
43. Be there when people need you
44. Feed a stranger's expired parking meter
45. Don't expect life to be fair
46. Never underestimate the power of love
47. Drink champagne for no reason at all
48. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation
49. Don't be afraid to say "I made a mistake"
50. Don't be afraid to say "I don't know"
51. Compliment even small improvements
52. Keep your promises, no matter what
53. Marry only for love
54. Rekindle old friendships
55. Count your blessings
56. Call your mother

There's a daily dose of reading for you! But really, I hope you found one or two of those that you're going to commit yourself to doing every day. Make it a habit, then the habit will become a routine. Plus, you'll be happier in the long-run if even one of those becomes a part of your day. And you can never have too much happy, right?

XO, Rosie


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