As July begins you may be reading this in the sand or in a quiet place. A little homespun advice or opportunity for musing never hurts.
Some of what follows emanates from cyberspace (i.e., the Internet) as instructions for living a better life. Other material can be found under newspaper banners, or framed on barbershop walls, or inside a fortune cookie. We hope you find them of mild interest, whatever the source.
Let me know if you’ve got some better ones. Send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll update our inventory. Perhaps we’ll publish them later. In any case they fit well with our mission toward a stronger town, and with our orientation toward lists and recommendations.
Here are a selected few.
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- Never laugh at anyone’s dreams.
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- Spend some time alone.
- Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
- Silence is sometimes the best answer.
- When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
- Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.
- Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
- Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
- Open your arms to change, but don’t give up your values.
- Talk slowly but think quickly.
- Call your mom.
- Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.