Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fifty things that can pep up your life

Here is a list to pep up your life! It came as an anonymous forward on WhatsApp, but I felt like preserving it for posterity. Hence I am putting it up on the site. Each one of the points is a gem, hope you like it too. Do let me know which ones you liked the most.

1.       Have a firm handshake
2.       Look people in the eye
3.       Sing in the shower
4.       Own a great stereo system
5.       If in a fight, hit first and hit hard
6.       Keep secrets
7.       Never give up on anybody.  Miracles happen everyday
8.       Always accept an outstretched hand
9.       Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference
10.   Whistle
11.   Avoid sarcastic remarks
12.   Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 per cent of all your happiness or misery
13.   Make it a habit to do nice things for people who will never find out
14.   Lend only those books you never care to see again
15.   Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all that they have
16.   When playing games with children, let them win
17.   Give people a second chance, always
18.   Be romantic
19.   Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
20.   Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems
21.   Don't allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It's there for your convenience, not the caller's
22.   Be a good loser for your loved ones
23.   Be a good winner of Hearts
24.   Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret
25.   When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go
26.   Be modest. A lot was accomplished before you were born
27.   Keep it simple
28.   Beware of the person who has nothing to lose
29.   Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river
30.   Live your life so that your epitaph could read, “No Regrets”
31.   Be bold and courageous. When you look back on life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did
32.   Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them
33.   Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who helped you
34.   Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you
35.   Visit friends and relatives when they are in hospital; you need only stay a few minutes
36.   Begin each day with some of your favorite music
37.   Once in a while, take the scenic route
38.   Forgive quickly. Life is short
39.   Answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice
40.   Keep a note pad and pencil on your bed-side table. Million-dollar ideas sometimes strike at 3 A.M
41.   Show respect for everyone who works for a living, regardless of how trivial their job
42.   Send your loved ones flowers. Think of a reason later
43.   Make someone's day by encouraging them
44.   Become someone's hero
45.   Marry only for love
46.   Count your blessings
47.   Compliment the meal when you're a guest in someone's home
48.   Waive at the children on a school bus
49.   Remember that 80 per cent of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people
50.   Don't expect life to be fair