Monday, February 2, 2009

Instructions for life

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Memorize your favorite poem.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4. When you say, "I love you", mean it.

5. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,"Why do you want to know?"

14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15. Call your mom.

16. Say "God bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

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

18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

20. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

23. Spend some time alone.

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

25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

26. Read more books and watch less TV.

27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.

28. Trust in God but lock your car.

29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important.Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.

30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

31. Read between the lines.

32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

33. Be gentle with the earth.

34. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.

35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

36. Mind your own business.

37. Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.

38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

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

41. Learn the rules then break some.

42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.

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

44. Remember that your character is your destiny.

45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

I go for nos:






and 44

now how about you?let me know and share amongst us.


pB said...

Salam Kak Elle

kalau yg no 22 macam best jer.
tapi dlm kes pB ni terbalik lar pulak.

masa bercintan , bercakap bagai nak rak.
tapi bila dah kawin , rupernyer dia pendiam ...

hu uhuuhuhuhuhu

macam manaaaa tuuuuu

pB said...


first komenter ker ???

Ummi365 said...

kak elle,

i rasa semuanya ok... ada jugak yang terkena batang hidung sendiri but i take it to improve myself better. had a heart to heart talk with dad when he was back home.. some of his advise were in your list...

kadang2 kita tak sedar apa kita buat, therefore this is good to remind oneself

Kak Elle said...


hehe tu ler belum kawin semua bolih ...lepas tu buat bodoh kan?

Kak Elle said...


nak hadiah kena jadi komentor pertama 5 hari berturut2...hahaha

Kak Elle said...


I am glad I found this article so we share amongst us...

a lesson learnt is always good so we can better ourselves rite?

Kujie said...

32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
mungkin sebab inilah kita berblog....

Kak Elle said...


good choice live in harmony and sharing:)

AZWA said...

salam Kak Elle,

No. 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24,28 and 34...i likeee

especially no. 20..i learnt my lesson, and learnt it well...huhuhu
and oso no. 34...when there's nobody to turn to..Allah SWT is always there.

Kak Elle said...


hehe bagus juga kak elle leatk ni kan...byk yg kita bolih belajar dr nya.

The Embroidered Home said...

sempat baca no.34 sekarang...

zany said...

kak elle
sharing is caring

kakpah said...

I have a poem that I love very much and i came across this poem in my school days back in the late 70s. and it sticks in my mind ever since. masa tu tengah syok dengan somebody.
the poem says:

i do my things
and you do your things
i'm not in this world to live up to your expectations
and you are not in this world to live up to mine
you are you
and i am i
and if by chance we find each other
it's beautiful.

hehe.. and i married that man.

Kak Elle said...


yes to share is to love...hehe

Kak Elle said...


thank you for sharing your poem and congrats you hooked the right guy:)

Kak Elle said...


ada masa baca seme2 ye?

silversarina said...

Bagus buat ingatan saya tapi saya tak tunang sebelum kawin , risik terus kawin..hehehe.

Kak Elle said...


ni mesti kes tahan nak kawin kan...kan...kan...hahaha

Neeza Shahril said...

I like Number 31!
what to do.. I need to be careful.. life is unpredictable..

Kak Elle said...


better be safe than sorry kan?