Honie Briggs

Seriously!

What we are looking for is always in the last place we look. Right? Researching content for today’s post originally began with a post I read on Freshly Pressed. Then I read a discussion thread for writers, which lead me to a post on HubSpot. Then I got sidetracked looking for the song that was the number one hit the week I was born and by a short documentary about The Six-Day War. A.K.A. the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the Third Arab-Israeli War, Six Days’ War, an‑Naksah (The Setback), or the June War. For a moment I also tried to decipher a recording of a radio transmission from the Battle of the Slopes near the town of Dak To, Republic of Vietnam that happened on my birthday. I finally found the song.

What-do-you-know; everything I wanted to say was here in a list all along. I think I’ll spend the afternoon outside in the sunshine and leave you to think about these Instructions for Life by The Dalai Lama. Comment if you want to, share this post if you want to. PEACE

  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 R’s:
    – 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. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.     
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.     
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  19. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
  20. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

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