I received this in an email sent to me by Mr. Erklin, my beloved high school art teacher. Erk, a big kiss for this.
My instructions were to pass this on and good things would happen to me, so instead of forwarding it on, I thought I’d make a blog post out of it. I think it is full of some very valuable life advise that we all can use. It’s thought provoking, and intended to help people find joy and enlightenment. Read on. It might appeal to you, too.
Remember silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good honorable 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.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Share you knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go somewhere you’ve never been before.
Remember the best relationship is one in which your love for eachother exceeds your need for eachother.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Take into account great love and great achievements in a great risk.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the three R’s. Respect for Self. Respect for others and Respect for your actions.
Spend some time alone every day.
When you realize you made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Don’t let a little dispute ruin a great relationship.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Open arms to change, but don’t give up your values.
I am the owner of Bloom Art Studio in Mokena, IL. I LOVE ART! I am a middle-aged woman who vows to live each day artfully and with intention. Teaching art, walking the dog, painting, photography, reading books and writing are my favorite ways to pass the time.
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