Saturday, January 10, 2009

Instructions For Life

Today while I was working on a quote for a customer on amazon, I ran across a poster. It was called The Dalai Lama's Instructions for Life. I do not know if you all have heard them, I had heard a few, but not all of them. But they made me smile and I did think they were good advice, so I thought I'd share!

  • Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Follow the three re's. Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  • Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  • Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Spend some time alone every day.
  • Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be
    able to enjoy it a second time.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
  • Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

I hope you are all having a great weekend!


Megan said...

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing! =D

Young Momma said...

I hadn't ever read any of them! I love it! I wish more of the world lived by this!

Kerri said...

i love that! I'm going to print those out. Great advice.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

This was awesome!!!

American in Norway said...

I need to print this out & stick it to my mirror.... Hope you are having a good weekend!

Tabitha Blue said...

Cool... thanks for sharing!!!


Elaine A. said...

These are wonderful!

P.S. Love your new look!