Good Advice

Look both ways before you cross the street. Having the right of way won’t stop someone from running into you.

Forgive often.

Don’t spend too much time worrying about the potential plagues and pains of the future—most of them will never happen.

Games aren’t just for children. Never pass up an opportunity to play.

This is also true for naps. (You’re never too old to benefit from one.)

When someone isn’t nice to you, assume they’re having a bad day and be extra kind.

Don’t postpone happiness or prolong regrets. Life is too short for that.

Laugh, smile, and engage in general silliness as often as you can.

If you want to cry, then cry.

Eat your fruits and vegetables.

Don’t be afraid to walk away when you should. It helps if you’re comfortable in your own shoes.

On a regular basis, let go of your worries, regrets, and grudges. It is unhealthy (and counterproductive) to hoard them.

Keep your dreams well fed.

If you’ve got to pee and your only option is a gross, smelly, dirty bathroom, just go. Otherwise you might suffer twice: first by holding it for longer than you should, and then by eventually having to use the dirty bathroom anyway.

Don’t limit yourself to only doing what you’re good at.

Make time for those you love.

Don’t make a habit of staying up past your bedtime. It’s easier to have a good day when you aren’t sleep-deprived.

Talk less than you listen.

The world needs you; don’t try to be someone else.

Do your best and be satisfied. Your best is the best you can do.

Don’t be a dead end to kindness and generosity—pass them on.

Try new things.

Eat new foods.

Don’t put cold water in a hot glass container.

If you’re going to tattoo someone else’s name on your body, be very, very sure.

Don’t talk with food in your mouth. Fewer people than you think want to hear what you have to say if it means also having to see your masticated food.

On a similar note, don’t chew with your mouth open—unless you have a cold and can’t breathe through your nose.

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