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Advice from Somewhere (Author unknown)

  • This is not the hill I’m going to die on. I’ll get over it.
  • Every teacher is a student, every student a teacher
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  • 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.
  • Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  • Believe in love at first sight.
  • Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
  • Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
  • In disagreements, fight fairly. Please No name calling.
  • Don’t judge people by their relatives.
  • Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • 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 all 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.

I hope some of these have some significance to you. I realized when I first looked through the list that I noticed the ones I wanted to change in other people. Then I took time to look again at the things I need to change. Much more impactful! Any thoughts?

16 thoughts on “Free Advice

  1. best seo tools August 10, 2012 at 12:36 am Reply

    terrific stuff! i love to read this type of stuff every single day


  2. kappocheno September 21, 2012 at 12:20 am Reply

    Love it! I bet if we all took the time to enact the things on this list in our own lives…..we’d be better fulfilled and happier altogether…I know I will, the moment I get started.. πŸ˜‰


  3. Fred September 24, 2012 at 9:37 am Reply

    Your advice … made me smile.


  4. jackiebelle October 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm Reply

    Hi, just signed up to follow your blog. Your blog is like a bright beautiful sunflower. Thanks!!!


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  6. ruleofstupid October 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Hi Patricia – what an inspiring blog, thank you.
    Can we add in – Every teacher is a student, every student a teacher?!
    May you rock many more rolls πŸ™‚


    • Overwhelmed By Joy October 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

      I like that! I will add it to my page now. Thanks for your comments!


  7. Denise Hisey December 19, 2012 at 8:31 am Reply

    This is a wonderful list! I need to print it out and tape to my desk!


  8. rachcof December 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm Reply

    That it a great list, thank you for sharing it =) I am gonna read it again πŸ™‚ The one… “Be engaged at least six months before you get married”… I might say is a little long but we were engaged about 4 months and a couple weeks and wouldn’t have wanted it any longer. πŸ™‚ We were raised to have a nice courtship/dating ( really getting to know the other person time ) and a shorter engagment. πŸ™‚


    • Overwhelmed By Joy January 7, 2013 at 12:22 pm Reply

      I know, everyone and every situation is different. I have a good friend who was married about six weeks after she met her husband. Thirty years and they are going strong!


  9. rachcof December 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm Reply

    πŸ™‚ just waiting you to know, that was only an outlook on the length of being engaged… couples have to go about that dicission with what works best for them. πŸ™‚ With kind thoughts, Rach


  10. rachcof December 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm Reply

    … in retrospect… πŸ™‚ would you just mind deleting my comments… I feel like it came off to opinionated… and I don’t think that’s what blogging is about. Thanks again for you post!


    • Overwhelmed By Joy January 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

      Oh no, I definitely like to hear input from others! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!!


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