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Subject: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: moparnut on 10/24/04 at 1:54 am

I have started a list of rules and ideas to live by, look them over add more if you feel compelled to and how many are you living by? and how do you feel living by them? the following is the list:

Don’t want more than you can have or you’ll become a prisoner of your wants.

Don’t have more than you can use; anything more is waste.

Don’t run from love; run to it.

See the miracles around you.

Don’t be afraid to be better, be afraid to be worse.

Don’t rule; lead.

Don’t live today like its your last; plan on being here tomorrow. Just in case today isn’t your last.

A cause should be lived for; not died for.

You don’t always have to be right; just never be wrong. If you have to be wrong just smile and enjoy knowing you’re not perfect.

Don’t lie to anyone because eventually you’ll lie to yourself. Accept the truth about yourself.

It is possible to change the world; you just have to do it one person at a time.

Don’t be too proud to be sorry.

Watch your children being born.

Be silly for you children.

Know that we are all role models to someone; whether we want to be or not.

If you can’t have it; don’t want it.

Let go of the hurt and make room for the healing.

Love is not political.

As much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugly in the eye of the beholder.

Tell her she’s beautiful, not because she made you tell her, but because you want to.

Take a chance, if you don’t, someone else will. Don’t live life wondering  “ what if “

Don’t hurt people verbally and then defend yourself by proclaiming that you always speak your mind. If there is no value in the words or sentiment consider where else you lack value.

Be generous.

Believe in God no matter how much life tries to convince you he doesn’t exist.

Be a person of honor.

Be happy.

Stand up for those who can’t; speak up for those who can’t.

Children are gifts never to be returned.

Be patient.

Watch your children sleep.

Have a good cry.

Have a good laugh.


















Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Dagwood on 10/26/04 at 10:16 pm

"Believe in God no matter how much life tries to convince you he doesn’t exist."

"Watch your children sleep."

Great list.  These would be my two favorite rules on the list.  The only thing I would have to add is:
Don't dwell on the things that worry you.  It won't change anything, and will only serve to make you sick.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: moparnut on 10/26/04 at 10:31 pm

here's some more to add to my list.

  Be forgiving, if you don't know how, LEARN.

  Trust

  Don't let your children be afraid.

  Teach your children, teach all children.

  Fight for your children, even when you think you can't fight no more.

  Don't look for love, let it find you.

  So you didn't marry a 10. Tell your mate you married a 10 +10.

  Learn to THINK!

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: moparnut on 10/26/04 at 10:36 pm

  Hey Dag, I agree with you, and to quote my Brooklyn self, "DON'T WOOORY ABOUD IT"

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: lebeiw15 on 10/27/04 at 12:19 am

Live every day to the fullest because you never know when it could be your last.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Heathcliff on 10/27/04 at 7:33 am

Expect little to avoid disappointment.

Trust Nobody.

Cover your nose with a tissue or your hand when you sneeze.

Don't ever watch "The Lawnmower Man" unless you wish to be mentally scarred for the rest of your life.

Wear sunscreen.






Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Skylark on 10/27/04 at 12:12 pm

"Believe in God no matter how much life tries to convince you he doesn’t exist."

"Watch your children sleep."

Great list.  These would be my two favorite rules on the list.
   <----QUOTE


Of course, these don't apply to atheists or people who don't have children, lol.  :P
Oh, and Heathcliff - I've survived watching the Lawnmower Man without so much of a scar, so MY rule would be as follows:

Don't believe in horror movies.
8)

...and for that matter,
Don't believe anything you see on television, full stop. Even documentaries are usually one-sided and omit important information. And I'm sure everyone here will have seen countless cases of different news stations reporting the same headlines with substantially different statistics. Watch it for the entertainment value instead.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: MLB on 10/27/04 at 7:00 pm

  I am humbled by your list.

  Thank you.
I do try and as Moparnut says, "teach the children".
and I did watch my sister sleep as a baby, because she was often in my care.
  I love watching my pets sleep too. But i never can keep from laughing when they smile or whine or run in their sleep. It's like a natural comic strip! watching a dog run in her sleep after the neighbor cat!
    **here's one to add.
  Don't waste water--some people are still getting sick because they don't have access to clean filtered water like we do in industrial nations.
    Be thankful, not wasteful.  If you have too much of something--share the wealth .    when things get rough--remember it could always be worse.
  And if you believe in God, He never sends more than you can handle.  Often he sends the hardship your way because you are stronger than someone else --so don't ask "why me" so often. Maybe the phrase should be "why not me". 
 

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/27/04 at 8:42 pm

The only person that can love you is yourself. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/27/04 at 8:43 pm


Live every day to the fullest because you never know when it could be your last.



true words to live by. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: zcrito on 10/27/04 at 11:55 pm


I feel a "Everybody`s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" coming on...

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php/topic,4319.0.html

;D
:)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Heathcliff on 10/28/04 at 1:56 pm


" I've survived watching the Lawnmower Man without so much of a scar
:o you are truly brave... that film ought to be outlawed due to its sheer cretinousness in the face of entertainment.  The last word in that sentence must've ben an alien concept to Brett Leonard...

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/28/04 at 2:31 pm

Don't tug on Superman's cape

Don't spit into the wind

Don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Apricot on 10/28/04 at 3:03 pm

Have faith, but don't let it blind you. Don't let anyone try to blind you. Don't let anything control you. Make you deny yourself. Nothing.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Dagwood on 10/28/04 at 7:51 pm


Don't tug on Superman's cape

Don't spit into the wind

Don't pull the mask off the Lone Ranger


And, don't mess around with Jim. ;)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/28/04 at 9:07 pm

Don't Fear The Reaper

always look before you leap

give a kiss to your parents. :-*



Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: danootaandme on 10/29/04 at 7:12 am

No matter how much you spend you can't buy back a day

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/29/04 at 9:47 am

You can't polish a t*rd.

;)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/29/04 at 10:14 pm

brush your teeth
comb your hair
wash your face.  ;D



Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Icy on 10/30/04 at 3:01 pm

Never mock another for their choices.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/30/04 at 5:24 pm


See the miracles around you.

Don’t be afraid to be better, be afraid to be worse.

A cause should be lived for; not died for.

Don’t lie to anyone because eventually you’ll lie to yourself. Accept the truth about yourself.

It is possible to change the world; you just have to do it one person at a time.

Don’t be too proud to be sorry.

Know that we are all role models to someone; whether we want to be or not.

Let go of the hurt and make room for the healing.

Love is not political.

Take a chance, if you don’t, someone else will. Don’t live life wondering  “ what if “

Don’t hurt people verbally and then defend yourself by proclaiming that you always speak your mind. If there is no value in the words or sentiment consider where else you lack value.

Be generous.

Believe in God no matter how much life tries to convince you he doesn’t exist.

Be a person of honor.

Be happy.

Stand up for those who can’t; speak up for those who can’t.

Be patient.

Have a good laugh.


Absolutely Moparnut. I try to live by these (note I said try  ;D).

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: AngeliK on 10/30/04 at 6:02 pm

Don't strive to meet perfection, see the perfection in yourself and strive to keep it.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/30/04 at 6:16 pm


Don't strive to meet perfection, see the perfection in yourself and strive to keep it.


Very true. Perfection is such an absurd aim in life. I tend to find a lot of physically 'perfect' women quite . . . Boring actually. :)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: AngeliK on 10/30/04 at 6:27 pm

i wish more people did ;)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/30/04 at 6:35 pm

always enjoy life.
take care of yourself
love yourself

Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/30/04 at 6:36 pm


i wish more people did ;)


Lol. Yep! Such is life, heh?

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/30/04 at 6:40 pm

be patient.
enjoy what you do.


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Apricot on 10/31/04 at 6:07 pm

Call your mom.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/31/04 at 7:06 pm

Don't put water on a flaming chip fryer. 

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: AngeliK on 10/31/04 at 7:08 pm

very good advice...

*Don't be scared to do what you want.

*always know that life is the real thing not the rehearsal

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/31/04 at 7:11 pm

Ah very good . . .

Don't open your crisps (chips) by popping the bag - it's funny but they usually go in your lap.  :)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: LyricBoy on 10/31/04 at 7:33 pm

Don't forget to take that little plastic bag out of the store-bought turkey.  ;)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Bobby on 10/31/04 at 7:38 pm


Don't forget to take that little plastic bag out of the store-bought turkey.  ;)


The one with the giblets, lol? There was a great gag in Only Fools and Horses (I think it was a Christmas special in the early 80s) where Grandad (a dozy bloke and rubbish at cooking to boot) cooked the bag with the turkey. Derek (Del boy) was pulling the melted plastic out.  ;D

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 10/31/04 at 10:02 pm

always eat your veggies
love your parents
flush the toilet ;)


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: karen on 11/01/04 at 12:39 pm



flush the toilet ;)


Howard


Wash your hands afterwards as well!

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: onaree on 11/01/04 at 2:44 pm

If you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 11/01/04 at 9:06 pm

take your time
patience is a virtue
kiss your mate


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: KimberIndy on 11/02/04 at 12:17 am

Always remember to put the toilet seat down. The women in you life won't be able to thank you enough.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Alchoholica on 11/02/04 at 9:59 am

DTA Don't Trust Anybody... that is if your name happens to be Steve and your are ficticiously from Austin.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 11/02/04 at 9:35 pm

always trust your gut instinct
don't dwell on the past
DTA


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: NullandVoid on 11/03/04 at 3:17 pm

ON A BUNKBED:
If you're on Top, don't jump out of bed! You may land wrong or go crashing head first into the wall Unit.

If You're on the bottom, don't sit up so fast. You will knock your head on the bottom corner of the top bed. That hurts!

When in you're in the middle of a carpal tunnel flare-up, DO NOT attempt to play videogames! Even if if its a game you have been waiting all year forGrand Theft Auto San Andreas ;D

Milk is a great thing to add to tea, except if it's orange tea. You'll just get a curdled mess.

Don't go to Cape Cod mall wearing a Bernie Williams Jersey...can we say HARSH?!!

Scissors are not a good substitute for nail clippers.

Laundry detergent is not good substitute for dish detergent
Tide flavored cups, anyone?

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 11/03/04 at 8:50 pm

enjoy life
watch what you eat
stay safe


Howard

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 07/16/05 at 5:58 pm

always look for the future
kiss your girlfriend/boyfriend
always smell what The Rock is cooking. ;D

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/16/05 at 6:24 pm

Don't cry over spilled milk
don't judge a book by it's cover
if at first you don't succeed...try, try again
if you love something set it free, if it comes back to you...it's yours...if it doesn't, it was never meant to be.



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: whitewolf on 07/16/05 at 6:56 pm

Fight for your children, even when you think you can't fight no more.(always)

I also live by the golden rule

do onto others as you'll have them do onto you (this rule also works both ways)

do onto others as they have done to you.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Alchoholica on 07/17/05 at 12:18 am


always smell what The Rock is cooking. ;D


DAMN STRAIGHT!


do onto others as you'll have them do onto you (this rule also works both ways)


Do unto others... before they do unto you.

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 07/18/05 at 7:02 pm

always look both ways before crossing

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: jiminy on 07/18/05 at 7:22 pm


always look both ways before crossing

your legs

Subject: Re: Please feel free to add more.

Written By: Howard on 07/19/05 at 5:59 pm

always love your girlfriend/boyfriend
always be careful
always wear condoms

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