A Father’s Instruction for life…

Compliment three people each day.

Watch a sunrise at least once a year:

Over tip breakfast waitresses.

Look people in the eye.

Say “thank you” a lot.

Say “please” a lot.

Live beneath your means.

Buy whatever kids are
selling on card tables in
their front yards.

Treat everyone you meet as
you want to be treated.

Donate two pints
of blood every year.

Make new friends but
cherish the old ones.

Keep secrets.

Don’t waste time learning
the “tricks of the trade.”
Instead, learn the trade.

Admit your mistakes.

Be brave. Even if you’re not,
pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.

Choose a charity in your
community and support it
generously with your
time and money.

Use credit cards only for
convenience, never for credit.

Never cheat.

Give yourself a year and read
the Bible cover to cover.

Learn to listen.  Opportunity
sometimes knocks very softly.

Never deprive someone of hope;
it might be all he or she has.

Pray not for things, but for
wisdom and courage.

Never take action when
you’re angry.

Have good posture.
Enter a room with purpose
and confidence.

Don’t discuss business in elevators.
You never know who
may overhear you.

Never pay for work before
it’s completed.

Be willing to lose a battle
in order to win the war.

Don’t gossip.

Beware of the person who
has nothing to lose.

When facing a difficult task,
act as though it is
impossible to fail. If you’re
going after Moby Dick,
take along the tartar sauce.

Don’t spread yourself too thin.
Learn to say no
politely and quickly.

Don’t expect life to be fair.

Never underestimate the
power of forgiveness.

Instead of using the word
problem, try substituting
the word opportunity.

Never walk out on
a quarrel with your wife.

Regarding furniture and clothes:
if you think you’ll be using them
five years or longer, buy the best
you can afford.

Be bold and courageous.
When you look back
on your fife, you’ll regret
the things, you didn’t do
more than the ones you did.

Forget committees. New, noble,
world-changing ideas always come
from one person working alone.

Street musicians are a treasure.
Stop for a moment and listen;
then leave a small donation.

When faced with a serious
health problem, get at least three
medical opinions.

Wage war against littering.

After encountering inferior
service, food or products,
bring it to the attention
of the person in charge.
Good managers will
appreciate knowing.

Don’t procrastinate.
Do what needs doing when
it needs to be done.

Get your priorities straight.
No one ever said on his
deathbed, “Gee, if I’d only spent
more time at the office.”

Don’t be afraid to say
“I don’t know.”

Don’t be afraid to say
“I’m sorry.”

Make a list of 25 things
you want to experience before
you die. Carry it in your
wallet and refer to it often.

Call your mother.

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