Life’s Little Instruction Book meets my blog

I had this daily calendar a few years ago–you know, the ones where you’re supposed to tear off a page each day but in reality you forget and wind up tearing off 4 pages at a time to keep up–and there were some solid quotes that I pulled off on various days. I saved my favorites and tacked them up on a cork board I had in my apartment. Strewn between old photos and good memories were these little tidbits of advice and things to remember.

While dismantling the Nook before I moved to the boot, I came across all these quotes. I didn’t want to forget them, but in all honesty, I¬†was trying to limit the number of things that make this 2000-mile move and these slips of paper didn’t make the cut. But I did think to myself, ‘self, the best way to keep these handy is via your blog’ so I figure I will just throw them out into the blogosphere for safe keeping (memories frozen in time, people!)

  • Never get romantically involved with someone you love more than you trust
  • Remember, all progress is uphill
  • Be sweeter to those you love
  • Do a better job of raising your kids than you do anything else
  • Don’t quit when you’re tired; quit when you’ve won
  • Don’t laugh laugh at anyone with a Crock-Pot; they know what they are doing I could not agree with this one more
  • Marry someone whose dreams match yours
  • Eat something delicious every day ok, if you say so
  • Don’t confuse tolerance with acceptance
  • Judge relationships by the number of smiles shared, not the number of tears shed
  • Don’t let good friends drift out of your life thanks to Facebook, I doubt this will be a problem
  • Do things before you’re told to
  • Remember that a shortcut is a route that never leads to excellence
  • Be the person everyone wants to sit next to
  • Never hesitate to ask for directions, a recipe or a hug
  • Remember that you’ll seldom play better than you practice
  • Be able to explain baseball’s infield fly rule to a six-year-old check this one off the list!
  • Remember that all relationships are works in progress
  • Follow through on all promises and commitments I promise to follow through and eat something delicious every day
  • Remember that the wheels of success are greased with midnight oil
  • It is the fool who does not return to the place of his last happiness this one I actually took from that pilot episode of that ABC show ‘October Road’. But I like it nonetheless.

And there you have it, CL’s rules to live by.

One comment on “Life’s Little Instruction Book meets my blog

  1. MEMORIES FROZEN IN TIME, PEOPLE! –that’s awesome.

    I think I like bullet #1 the best. Couldn’t be more true… very well said.

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