"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Good Karma

A ten year old sent me this message in an email. It was a forwarded email, and one of those messages that asked me to forward it to five people and I would receive good luck. Boy, could I use some luck!

But, that is not the reason I am posting it here. The email claims these are words from the Dalai Lama, but whether they are or not, I think they are all good things to remember, to do, to think about.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFE

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.


2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.


3. Follow the three R's

-Respect for self

-Respect for others

-Responsibility for all your actions


4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.


5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.


6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.


7. When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.


8. Spend some time alone every day.


9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.


10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


11. Live a good, honorable life. Then, when you get older and think back, you will be able to enjoy it a second time.


12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.


13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation, do not bring up the past.


14. Share your knowledge, it is a way to achieve immortality.


15. Be gentle with the earth.


16. Once a year, go someplace you have never been before.


17. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.


19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

1 comments:

Paula... November 22, 2008 at 5:47 AM  

Now I'm copying this and saving it. I think I need to print it out and read it often!!

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