PRECEPTS

 

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  • The way you make your bed is the way that you will lie in it.
  • Every person is a mother’s child.
  • I don’t care if the players on the Knickerbockers are black, white, purple or green as long as they gosh darn win!
  • Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle ~Ian McClaren
  • Eat dessert first!
  • With every challenge, life lessons are learned.
  • You can’t change the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
  • We become what we think about all day long. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • One word can warm three winter months.
  • We are what we do.  Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
  • When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
  • Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
  • Listen.  Listen to everyone, even a  moron.  If you don’t, you become the moron.  You can learn from everybody and everything.
  • Hands are for hugging not for hitting.
  • Try to maintain a sense of balance and put things in perspective.
  • Remember what’s important”I always had a dream that when I am asked to give an accounting of my life to a higher court, it will go like this: ‘So, empty your pockets. What have you got left of your life? Any dreams that were unfulfilled? Any unused talent that we gave you when you were born that you still have left? Any unsaid compliments or bits of love that you haven’t spread around?’ And I will answer: ‘I’ve got nothing to return. I spent everything you gave me. I’m as naked as the day I was born.’ Erma Bombeck
  • Don’t live your life by an outdated road map.
  • Be generous in spirit.
  • Would you rather be light or right? Let go of ill-will and negativity.
  • Everybody has something good about them.
  • Think about the long-term consequences of your actions.
  • When someone is rude or hurtful, give them the benefit of the doubt. They may not feel well or be having a bad day.
  • Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  • Recognize someone else’s loss or illness. It doesn’t matter what you say – just say something to show your support and sympathy.
  • My grandmother used to say, “Tell me some good news!” Nobody likes to hear all of your complaints.
  • Smile at everyone and compliment someone who’s having a bad day.
  • Be kind to yourself; give yourself permission not to be perfect.
  • You can’t take care of other people unless you take care of yourself.
  • Associate with people that bring your spirits up or inspire you. Don’t associate with people which bring you down or encourage you to be less than your best.
  • Always keep a sense of humor and be ready to laugh at yourself.
  • Try to do something nice for yourself and find a little bit of enjoyment every day.
  • Illegitimi non carborundum–Don’t let the bastards grind you down!