Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kristin’s Instructions for Life

This is a document I posted on the internet back in 2007; thought I would share it on my Blog!
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R's:
Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Be a light unto the world.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Laugh. A lot.
7. Open your eyes and let God be in control.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Take care of the earth. It is one of God’s gifts to us.
16. Have a favorite word. 
16.5. Photo bomb every chance you get. It's a way to become part of a stranger's life forever.
17. Make a new friend on a daily basis.
18. Be random.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
20. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
21. Memorize your favorite poem.
22. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
23. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
24. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
25. Believe in love at first sight.
26. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have
dreams don't have much.
27. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
28. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling. Or pointing the finger.
29. Don't judge people by their relatives, friends, or past.
30. “Well behaved women rarely make history.” -Junk Gypsy quote
31. Say "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
32. Volunteer.
33. Read more books and watch less TV.
34. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship or friendship.
35. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
36. Smile when picking up the telephone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
37. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
38. Trust in God but lock your car.
39. True friends are family God wanted you to go on an adventure for.
40. Read between the lines.
41. Never assume without knowing the full truth.
42. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
43. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
44. Don’t play games with the human heart. You can never see how much damage can potentially be done.
44.5. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
45. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
46. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
47. Remember some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
48. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
49. Remember that your character is your destiny.
50. Most importantly- Keep God center in your world. All else falls after. 

Hope you enjoyed! 

Over and out.