Monday, December 31, 2007

Twenty One Ways To Make Your Life Better in The New Year…

I love the (often true) sentiments expressed in chain letters; I hate (with a passion) the coercive 'pass this on or something bad will happen to you' stuff associated with them. So, for your (non-coercive) enjoyment, here's 21 ways to make your life better in the coming year…

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.

FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.

SIX..! Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson .

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.

And, if you've read this far... thank you for reading my blog this year. This post marks almost four months of blogging.

From me and my family to you and yours, have a safe and Happy New Year!!

'See' you next year!!!


2 opinions on this post:

Nicetyone said...

Thanks for sharing your (non-coercive) 21 Ways. Some stand out to me more than others and I'm going to incorporate them in my "life habits".

------- said...

I'm glad that you can use them! Some are a part of my daily life, and others, I need (in the most desperate way) to put into practice. I'll be working on these this year myself.