Friday, July 3, 2009

A true friend is someone who reaches for our hand and touches your heart. I'm passing this along to all my friends:

one) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

two) Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

three) Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

four) When you say, "I Love You", mean it.

five) When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

six) Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

seven) Believe in love at first sight.

eight) Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

nine) Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

ten) In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling...

eleven) Don't judge people by their relatives.

twelve) Talk slowly but think quickly

thirteen) When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"

fourteen) Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk..

fifteen) Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

sixteen) When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

seventeen) Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

eighteen) Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

nineteen) When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

twenty) Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

twenty-one) Spend some time alone.

I wish all my friends a happy and safe holiday!

7 comments:

DJan said...

Do you know the reason we say "bless you" when someone sneezes (no. 15)? Some believe it's because your soul leaves your body right then, and the blessing brings it back!

Good thoughts, Nina, thank you! And Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

Happy@Home said...

I enjoyed reading that. Great advice. Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind comments. I always like to discover new blogs and I can tell already that I am going to like yours.

Have a wonderful weekend.

~Kim

MzzLily said...

Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Grandma J said...

I love the message(s).

Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Stacey said...

Hi Nina. :) That's a great list. I need to print it out and share it with my sons.

Have a wonderful weekend.

charmine said...

Hi Nina,thank you for sharing those wise words with us.Happy 4th of july.Enjoy your holiday.

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Nina,

A great list of items we all should do more often.

Hope you and yours are having a great 4TH. Relax and enjoy.

Hugs,
Judy

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