Life's Little Lessons

 I came across this picture on Twitter last week. The lessons a 95 year old man learnt throughout his life. I think we can all take something from this. The text on the picture may be a little difficult to read so further down I've copied it.  

Life's little instructions 
(Given by a 95 year old friend named William Snell 1993) 

  • Sing in the shower
  • Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated 
  • Watch a sunrise at least once a year 
  • Never refuse homemade brownies
  • Strive for excellence, not perfection
  • Plant a tree on your birthday 
  • Learn three clean jokes 
  • Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full
  • Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them 
  • Leave everything a little better then you found it
  • Keep it simple 
  • Think big but relish small pleasures 
  • Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know 
  • Be forgiving on yourself and others 
  • Say "Thank you" a lot 
  • Say "Please" a lot 
  • Avoid negative people 
  • Wear polished shoes 
  • Remember other people's birthdays 
  • Commit yourself to constant improvement 
  • Have a firm handshake 
  • Send lot's of valentines cards, sign them 
  • Look people in the eye 
  • Be the first to say "Hello" 
  • Return all things you borrow 
  • Make new friends but cherish old ones 
  • Keep secrets 
  • Plant flowers every Spring 
  • Have a dog 
  • Always accept an outstretched hand 
  • Stop blaming others 
  • Take responsibility for every area of your life 
  • Wave at kids on school busses 
  • 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 
  • Live your live as an exclamation not an explanation 
  • 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 no matter what 
  • Marry only for love 
  • Rekindle old friendships 
  • Count your blessings 
  • Call your mother
  • And your dad too if they happen to be alive


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