Positive Instructions for Life.

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This is a powerful list of some ideas that could be seen as Positive Instructions for Life. I love the list and think its brilliant and inspiring. I came across it on the net and was unable to verify who the author was –  I make that comment so people know this is not my list.

  1. Have a firm handshake.
  2. Look people in the eye.
  3. Sing in the shower.
  4. Own a great stereo system.
  5. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
  6. Keep secrets.
  7. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday.
  8. Always accept an outstretched hand.
  9. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
  10. Whistle.
  11. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
  12. Choose your life’s mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery.
  13. Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out.
  14. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
  15. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have.
  16. When playing games with ! children, let them win.
  17. Give people a second chance, but not a third.
  18. Be romantic.
  19. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  20. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  21. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for our convenience, not the caller’s.
  22. Be a good loser.
  23. Be a good winner.
  24. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  25. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  26. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born.
  27. Keep it simple.
  28. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
  29. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.
  30. Live your life so that your epitaph could read, No Regrets
  31. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you’ll regret the
  32. things you didn’t do more than the one’s you did.
  33. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  34. Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you.
  35. Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.
  36. Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes.
  37. Begin each day with some of your favorite music.
  38. Once in a while, take the scenic route.
  39. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
  40. Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
  41. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 a.m.
  42. Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job.
  43. Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later.
  44. Make someone’s day by paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  45. Become someone’s hero.
  46. Marry only for love.
  47. Count your blessings.
  48. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
  49. Wave at the children on a school bus.
  50. Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  51. Don’t expect life to be fair.

Hope you feel inspired.


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  1. Thanks for giving us something to think about once again, Pastor Pete! Here are some of my thoughts/experiences on some of these tips:

    7. & 17. – do they contradict each other?
    11. I grew up in a home where sarcasm was the native language and my father was the expert linguist. Being open to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the corrections of my wife & children have kept me from carrying on the family tradition.
    12. I am blessed to have such a partner. What’s up to me is to live in such a way that she feels the same about me.
    13. There’s a cheeky satisfaction in doing this for people.
    14. That’s powerful!
    32. Is the continuation of 31.
    34. It’s amazing how positive a thing gratitude is, especially when it is expressed towards those who’ve gotten you to where you are.
    38. This is a good one for when the road ahead seems like an endless tunnel.
    42. I’ve made it a habit for well over 20 years to say “thanks for your help” to people who’ve helped me on the phone, or over the counter in a shop, government agency or wherever I’ve had to ask someone for assistance. I do it even when they haven’t been helpful. It’s amazing how many people laugh when I say it to them!
    44. E-tags hav ruined this one!
    49. These days you could get arrested for this one.
    51. I’ve been trying to impart this to each of my kids a they’ve reached a certain point of maturity in their teens. Getting a hold of this fact can save a lot of frustration in life.

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