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Life’s Little Instructions Book.
511 suggestions, observations, and reminders or how to live a happy and rewarding life

By H. Jackson Brown, Jn

Son, how can I help you see? May I give you my shoulders to stand on? Now you see farther than me. Now you see for both of us. Won’t you tell me what you see?

1. Compliment three people every day
2. Have a dog
3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year
4. Remember other people’s birthdays
5. Have a firm handshake
6. Look people in the eye
7. Say “thank you” a lot
8. Say “please” a lot
9. Learn to play musical instrument
10. Sing in the shower
11. Plant flowers every spring
12. Be the first to say “hello”
13. Be forgiving of yourself and others
14. Wear polished shoes
15. If in a fight hit first and hit hard
16. Refuse all things you borrow
17. Teach some kind of class
18. Be a student of some kind of class
19. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
20. Make new friends but cherish old one
21. Keep secrets
22. Don’t postpone joy
23. Show respect for teachers
24. Keep a tight rein on your temper
25. Take out the garbage without being told
26. Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts
27. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life
28. Make the best of a bad situation
29. Live so that that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you
30. Admit you mistakes
31. Use your wit to amuse, not abuse
32. Be brave. Even if you are not, pretended to be. No one can tell the differences
33. Hug children after you discipline them
34. Learn to make something beautiful with you hands
35. Don’t mess with drugs, and don’t associate with those who do
36. Avoid sarcastic remarks
37. In business and family relations remember that most important thing is trust
38. Don’t smoke
39. Even if you are financially well – to – do, have you children earn
40. Don’t let anyone see you tipsy
41. Make it a habit to do nice things for people
42. Chouse your life’s mate carefully. From this decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness and misery
43. Always have something beautiful in sight even if it’s just a daisy in a glass
44. Tell your kids often how terrific they are and that you trust them
45. Never cheat
46. Smile a lot. It costs nothing, and it is beyond the price
47. Learn to identify local wild flowers, birds and trees
48. Learn to listen. Opportunity some times knocks very softly
49. Respect your children’s privacy. Knock before entering their room
50. Remember people’s names
51. Give yourself an hour to cool of before responding to someone who has provoked you. If it involves something really important give yourself a night
52. When playing games with children let them win
53. Take time to smell roses
54. Pray not for things but for wise and courage
55. Be tough minded and tender – hearted
56. Keep your desk and work area neat
57. Be punctual and insist on it in others
58. Don’t waste time responding to your critics
59. Avoid negative people
60. Never give up on what you really want to do
61. Never take actions when you are angry
62. Be romantic
63. Be curious. Ask “why” a lot
64. Measure people by the size of their hearts, but not the size of their accounts
65. Don’t carry a grudge
66. Show respect for all living things
67. Choose work in harmony with your values
68. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes. Learn from them and move
69. Be a good looser
70. Be a good winner
71. praise in public
72. Criticize in private
73. Keep your promises
74. Take good care of those you love
75. Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born