TWENTY-ONE RULES FOR A GOOD LIFE

I just happened across  this among my old files, dated August 8, 2002, and wanted to share it with you.

 TWENTY-ONE RULES FOR A GOOD LIFE

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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. Please 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;

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.

 

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Allen Pollens has always had two personas. There is the tinkerer who always wanted to know, “How does it work?” That one became a graduate engineer and led a high-tech work life for more than forty years. Then there is the storyteller, Allen Pollens, who was spinning tales from the time he was a child. Allen Pollens has published more than twelve books. All are available at Amazon.com.
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