And this is a present I recently received (originally from the Dalai Lama, I heard) and changed a bit to send to you for everyone you love and like or you were used to hate, please feel free to send it to them. I hope all your wishes may come through. Twenty golden instructions for Life Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the three R’s:
- Respect for yourself
- Respect for others and
- Responsibility for all your actions.
Remember that not getting what you want sometimes wonderful stroke of luck.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
And remember that the crown on Creation is EVE,
En als aanvulling hierop:
‘Een man is net zo goed een vrouw als ieder ander’ (Grouchio Marx)