In a week and a half I’ll be 38 years old. I like this age. I’m old enough to have gained some experience but not too old so that I can’t benefit from that experience. And, as I think of all I’ve learned, I realize that I want to pass some of this wisdom down to my children. So over the next few weeks I plan on completing 101 Words of Wisdom for my children.
- Say “Please” and “Thank you.” Being grateful for what comes your way will keep you grounded.
- Honor your elders. They paved the way for all that you have today.
- Always include time for exercise in your life. In the end, your health is all you have.
- Don’t waste time worrying about what others think. A very wise Doctor once said, “Those who mind, don’t matter. And those that matter, don’t mind.” (Dr. Seuss)
- Eat sweets in moderation. Short-term pleasure doesn’t out weigh long-term consequences.
- Be generous with compliments. They are the real currency of life.
- Don’t worry about money. Never spend what you don’t have and you’ll be fine.
- Plan for the future. Learn to balance short-term and long-term goals.
- Laugh often. Nothing is more therapeutic than laughing out loud.
- When meeting someone for the first time, always stand and shake their hand. First impressions count.
- Never let anything come between you and your sibling. Family bonds will see you through the toughest of times.
- Give to charity. Devoting Time, Treasure or Talent in helping others less fortunate is a great reward.
- Never stop learning. When you think you know it all, you don’t.
- Take time to play with kids. They keep you young.
- Learn to write well. The power of the written word can topple regimes and warm hearts.
- Always use your turn signal. It’s like saying “excuse me” when stepping in front of someone.
- Say what you mean and mean what you say. Your integrity is one of your most important assets.
- Eat a piece of fresh fruit once a day. If you’re living in California, you have no excuse.
- Call your mother. She worries about you.
- Call your father. He misses you when you’re not around
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