Life’s little instructions

I take no credit in this. All I did were sneaking into the women restroom at my workplace, copying down the lines from the wall, and typing them up here. So, well, obviously I can’t explain all of them, but generally I think they’re cool. Anyway, enjoy!!!

Life‘s Little Instructions


Sing in the shower.

Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

Watch a sunrise at least once a year.

Leave the toilet seat in the down position.

Never refuse homemade brownies.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Plant a tree on your birthday.

Learn three clean jokes.

Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tanks full.

Compliment three people everyday.

Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

Leave everything a little better than you found them.

Keep it simple.

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.

Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

Floss your teeth.

Ask for a raise when you feel you’ve earned it.

Be forgiving of yourself and others.

Overtip breakfast waitresses.

Say “thank you” a lot.

Say “please” a lot.

Avoid negative people.

Buy whatever kids are selling on card-tables in their front yards.

Wear polished shoes.

Remember other people’s birthdays.

Commit yourself to constant improvement.

Carry jumper cables in your trunk.

Have a firm handshake.

Send a lot of Valentine’s cards. Sign them, “Someone who thinks you’re terrific.”

Look people in the eye.

Be the first to say “Hello.”

Use the good silver.

Return all things you borrow.

Make new friends but cherish old ones.

Keep secrets.

Sing in a choir.

Plant flowers every spring.

Have a dog.

Always accept an outstretched hand.

Stop blaming others. Be responsible for every area of your life.

Wave at kids on school buses.

Be there when people need you.

Feed a stranger’s expired parking meter.

Don’t expect life to be fair.

Never underestimate the power of love.

Drink champagne for no reason at all.

Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.

Don’t be afraid to say, “I’ve made a mistake.”

Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.”

Compliment even small improvements.

Keep your promises (no matter what).

Marry only for love.

Rekindle old friendships.

Count your blessings.

Call your mother.



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