Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Life's Little Instructions

Goooooood morning! I came across a photo a while ago and saved it on my phone because I loved it so much. Words of advice from a 95 year old man named William Snell in 1993 were extremely uplifting and may be of use to anyone feeling a little low - perhaps due to exam stress, money stress and any other stresses you can imagine! The beautiful piece is titled Life's Little Instructions.

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 for 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 than you found it
Keep it simple
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
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 lots of valentine 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 buses
Be there when people need you
Don't expect life to be fair
Never underestimate the power of love
Live your life 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

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