"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 10 October 2011

advice from a 95 year old

William Snell, 95 years old, has a list called "Life's Little Instructions".  It is a long list so I have picked out my best ones.
Sing in the shower
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A nice shower to sing in
Watch a sunrise at least once a year
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Never refuse homemade brownies
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Want the recipe?  Click here
Plant a tree on your birthday
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Learn 3 clean jokes
(Find your own)

Return borrowed vehicles with a full petrol tank
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them
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No But's
Leave everything a little better than you found it
Keep it simple
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I repeat!!
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
Be forgiving on yourself and others
Say "thank you" a lot
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Say "please" a lot
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Remember other people's birthdays
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Wear polished shoes
Look people in the eye
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Have a firm handshake
Return all things you borrow
Keep secrets
Always accept an outstretched hand
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Wave at kids on school buses
Be there when people need you
Don't expect life to be fair
Never underestimate the power of love
Drink champagne for no reason at all
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Don't be afraid to say "I made a mistake"
Don't be afraid to say "I don't know"
Compliment even small improvements
Keep your promises
Marry only for love
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Rekindle old friendships
Count your blessings
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Call your mother
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And your dad too, if they happen to be alive
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