Life’s Little Instruction Book

Don’t you wish life came with an instruction book?

There is a book entitled The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Thomas Nelson, 2009).  It contains 1560 pithy sayings, from “#1 Compliment three people every day” to “#1560 Include your parents in your prayers.”  Its actually a compliation of three previous volumes, hence the word Complete.  I always take it along when I substitute teach for younger kids.

Some examples —

#353  Go through all your old photographs. Select ten and tape them to you kitchen cabinets. Change them every thirty days.

#692  Pay for a poor child to go to summer camp.

#802  Never sell your teddy bear, letter sweater, or high school yearbooks at a garage sale.  You’ll regret it later.

#1068  Never give an anniversary gift that has to be plugged in.

#1258  Mail in your Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes notice.  Who knows?

Sometimes it’s the little things that make life worthwhile.

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