April 27, 2012

Words For The Weekend | Instructions For Life

by The Dalai Lama

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Memorize your favorite poem.
Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
When you say “I’m sorry” look the person in the eye.
Believe in love at first sight.

Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

Don’t judge people by their relatives.
Talk slowly but think quickly.
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

Call your family often.
Say “bless you” when you hear someone sneeze.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for your actions.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
Spend some time alone.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Read more books and watch less TV.
Live an honorable life. When you get older and look back, you’ll get to enjoy it again.

Trust in God but lock your car.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Read between the lines.

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Pray. There’s immeasurable power in it.

Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
Mind your own business.
At least once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
Learn the rules then break some.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Remember that your character is your destiny.


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