• 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, but not a third.
  • 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 our convenience, not the caller’s.
  • 22. Be a good loser.
  • 23. Be a good winner.
  • 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. Send a lot of Valentine cards. Sign them, ‘Someone who thinks you’re terrific.’
  • 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 paying the toll for the person in the car behind you.
  • 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. Wave 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.