50 life lessons from an 80 year old man.
1 Don't expect life to be fair. It was partial and it will be.
2 Remember that 80% of success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
3 Greet the children on the school bus.
4 Complement the meal when you are a guest at someone's home.
5 Count your blessings.
6 Marry only for love.
7 Become someone's hero.
8 Make someone's day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
9 Send flowers to your loved ones. Think of a reason later.
10 Show respect for everyone who works for a living, no matter how mundane their job.
11 Keep a notebook and pencil on the nightstand. Million dollar ideas sometimes come at 3 a.m.
12 Answer the phone with energy and enthusiasm in your voice.
13 Send lots of Valentines. sign them. 'Someone who thinks you're cool.'
14 From time to time, take a scenic route.
15 Start each day with your favorite music.
16 Visit friends and relatives when they are in the hospital. You only need to stay a few minutes.
17 Take charge of your attitude. Let no one choose it for you.
18 Remember that no one does it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who have helped you.
19 Never waste an opportunity to tell people you love them.
20 Be bold and brave. When you look back on life, you will regret the things you didn't do more than you did.
21 Live your life so that your epitaph can be read. No regrets.
22 Don't burn bridges. You will be surprised how many times you will have to cross the same river again.
23 Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
24 Keep it simple.
25 Be modest. Much was accomplished before you were born.
26 When someone hugs you, let them be the first person to leave you.
27 Have a firm handshake.
28 Look people in the eye.
29 Sing in the shower.
30 Own a great stereo system.
31 If in a fight, strike first and hit hard.
32 Keep secrets.
33 Never give up on anyone. Miracles happen every day.
34 Always accept an outstretched hand.
35 Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend you are. Nobody can tell the difference.
37 Avoid sarcastic comments.
38 Choose your life partner carefully. From this decision will come 90% of all your happiness and misery.
39 Get used to doing nice things for people who will never find out.
40 Lend only those books you never want to see again.
41 Never deprive anyone of hope. It could be all they have.
42 When you play with children, let them win.
43 Give people a second chance, but not a third.
44 Be romantic.
45 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
46 Relax. Chill out. Except for the rare matters of life and death, nothing is as important as it seems.
47 Don't let your phone interrupt important moments. It is there for our convenience, not for the caller.
48 Be a good loser.
49 Be a good winner.
50 Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.