The Wisdom of Life

This was sent to me in an email a long while ago, yet it is very wise and relevant today.




    1.    Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.


    2.    When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.


    3.    Follow the three Rs:


Respect for self

Respect for others and

Responsibility for all your actions.


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


    5.    Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.


    6.    When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.


    7.    Spend some time alone every day.


    8.    Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.


    9.    Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


    10. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll  be able to enjoy it a second time.


    11. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Don’t bring up the past.


    12. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.


    13. Be gentle with the earth.


    14. Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.


    15. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.


    16. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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Mohandas Gandhi

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”