watch a sunrise at least once a year

1. Compliment three people every day.
2. Watch the sunrise at least once a year.
3. Be the first to say, “hello.”
4. Live beneath your means.
5. Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
6. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen.
7. Forget the Joneses.
8. Never deprive someone of hope. It may be all he has.
9. Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
10. Be tough-minded but tenderhearted.
11. Be kinder than necessary.
12. Don’t forget, a person’s greates emotional need is to feel appreciated.
13. Keep your promises.
14. Learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.
15. Remember that overnight success usually takes about 15 years.
16. Leave everything better than you found it.
17. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.
18. When you arrive at your job in the morning, let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.
19. Don’t rain on other people’s parades.
20. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone that you love them.
—  Life’s Little Instruction Book
“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
1. Compliment three people every day.
2. Have a dog.
3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
4. Remember other people’s birthdays.
5. Never mention being on a diet.
6. Have a firm handshake.
7. Look people in the eye.
8. Say “thank you” a lot.
9. Say “please” a lot.
10. Learn to play a musical instrument.
11. Sing in the shower.
12. Use the good silver.
13. Learn a card trick.
14. Plant flowers every spring.
15. Own a great stereo system.
16. Be the first to say, “Hello.”
17. Live beneath your means.
18. Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.
19. Buy great books even if you never read them.
20. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
21. Learn three clean jokes.
22. Wear polished shoes.
23. Floss your teeth.
24. Drink champagne for no reason at all.
25. Ask for a raise when you feel you’ve earned it.
26. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard.
27. Return all things you borrow.
28. Teach some kind of class.
29. Be a student in some kind of class.
30. Never buy a house without a fireplace.
31. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards.
32. Once in your life own a convertible.
33. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
34. Learn to identify the music of Chopin, Mozart, and Beethoven.
35. Plant a tree on your birthday.
36. Donate two pints of blood every year.
37. Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
38. Keep secrets.
39. Take lots of snapshots.
40. Take a kid to the zoo.
41. Don’t postpone joy.
42. Write “thank you” notes promptly.
43. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.
44. Show respect for teachers.
45. Show respect for police officers and firefighters.
46. Give thanks before every meal.
47. Don’t waste time learning the “tricks of the trade.” Instead, learn the trade.
48. Keep a tight rein on your temper.
49. Buy vegetables from truck farmers who advertise with hand-lettered signs.
50. Put the cap back on the toothpaste.
51. Take out the garbage without being told.
52. Avoid overexposure to the sun.
53. Vote.
54. Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts.
55. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
56. Save ten percent of what you earn.
57. Make the best of bad situations.
58. Always accept an outstretched hand.
59. Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of
you.
60. Admit your mistakes.
61. Ask someone to pick up your mail and daily paper when you’re out of town. Those
are the first two things potential burglars look for.
62. Use your wit to amuse, not abuse.
63. Remember that all news is biased.
64. Take a photography course.
65. Let people pull in front of you when you’re stopped in traffic.
66. Don’t make the same mistake twice.
67. Demand excellence and be willing to pay for it.
68. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
69. Whistle.
70. Hug children after you discipline them.
71. Learn to make something beautiful with your hands.
72. Give to charity all the clothes you haven’t worn during the past three years.
73. Never forget your anniversary.
74. Eat prunes.
75. Ride a bike.
76. Choose a charity in your community and support it generously with your time and money.
77. Don’t take good health for granted.
78. When someone wants to hire you, even if it’s for a job you have little interest in, talk
to them. Never close the door on an opportunity until you’ve had a chance to hear
the offer in person.
79. Don’t mess with drugs, and don’t associate with those who do.
80. Slow dance.
81. Avoid sarcastic remarks.
82. Steer clear of restaurants with strolling musicians.
83. In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is
trust.
—  Life’s Little Instruction Book H.Jackson Brown
Instructions to live life by

1. Memorise your favourite poem

2. Always mean it when you say I love you.

3. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams or aspirations.

4. Do not judge people by their relatives.

5. Don’t let a small dispute ruin a good friendship.

6. Once you realise you’ve made a mistake, do everything you can to fix it.

7. Spend more time alone with yourself.

8. Read more and watch TV less.

9. Never trust a lover who doesn’t close their eyes when you kiss them.

10. Learn the rules, then break some.

11. When you lose do not lose the lesson.

12. Compliment at least three people everyday.

13. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.

14. Say “please” and “thank you” a lot.

15. Keep secrets.

16. Never deprive someone of hope, it might be all they have left.

17. Don’t make decisions when you’re angry.

“Watch the sunrise at least once a year, put a lot of marshmallows in your hot chocolate, lie on your back and look at the stars, never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on, never pass up a chance to jump on a trampoline, don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.”

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life's Little Instruction Book 1-10

1) Compliment 3 people every day
2) Have a dog
3) Watch a sunrise at least once a year
4) Remember other people’s birthdays
5) Overtip breakfast waitresses
6) Have a firm handshake
7) Look people in the eye
8) Say ‘thank you’ a lot
9) Say 'please’ a lot
10) Learn to play a musical instrument

Life Advice

The best book I have ever gotten as a present was called The Complete Lifes Little Instruction Book. Its basically just 1000 dot points on how to live life, It was written by a dad for his son who was moving away for university. It’s such a good book and always inspires me to be a better person, so I though I would type up some random points. If you guys like it I will type up more.

1. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
2. Remember other people’s birthdays.
3. Have a firm handshake.
4. Be the first to say hello.
5. Learn 3 clean jokes.
6. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard.
7. Plant a tree on your birthday.
8. Don’t waste time learning ‘the tricks of the trade’, instead learn the trade.
9. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
10. Be brave, even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
11. Lend only those books you never care to see again.
12. Always have something beautiful in sight, even if its just a daisy in a jelly glass.
13. Think big thoughts, but relish in small pleasures.
14. Use credit cards for convenience, never for credit.
15. Give people a second chance but not a third.
16. Learn to listen, sometimes opportunity knocks very softly.
17. Know how to change a tire.
18. Wear audacious underwear under the most solemn business attire.
19. Never deprive someone of hope it may be all they have.
20. Give yourself an hour to cool off before responding to someone who provoked you. If it involves something important give yourself overnight.
21. Be touch minded but tender hearted.
22. Resist telling people how things should be done. Instead, tell them what needs to be done. They will often surprise you with creative solutions.
23. Learn to recognise the inconsequential, then ignore it.
24. Don’t quit a job until you have lined up another.
25. Have a good posture. Enter a room with purpose and confidence.
26. Don’t forget a persons greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
27. Attend high school art shows and always buy something.
28. When complimented, a sincere “thank you” is all that is required
29. Never cut what can be untied,
30. Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
31. Live your life as an exclamation not an explanation.
32. Never underestimate the power or a kind word or good deed.
33. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
34. Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.
35. Every so often let your spirit of adventure triumph over your good sense.
36. Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams
37. Never type a love letter, use a fountain pen.
38. Be gentle with the earth.
39. Share your knowledge, it’s a way to achieve immortality.
40. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
41. Remember that ignorance is expensive.
42. Listen to your critics they will keep you focused and innovative.
43. Learn the rules than break some.
44. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
45. Never buy a coffee table you can’t put your feet on.
46. Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
47. Offer hope.
48. Remember that you can miss a lot of good things in life by having the wrong attitude.
49. Never be too busy to meet someone new.
50. Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.
51. Live simply.
52. Fight fairly.
53. Think quickly.
54. Work diligently.
55. Give generously.
56. Love deeply.
57. Plant more flowers than you pick.
58. Remember that all important truths are simple.

1. Compliment three people every day.
2. Have a dog.
3. Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
4. Remember other people’s birthdays.
5. Never mention being on a diet.
6. Have a firm handshake.
7. Look people in the eye.
8. Say “thank you” a lot.
9. Say “please” a lot.
10. Learn to play a musical instrument
—  Life’s Little Instruction Book