This is what the Dalai Lama has to say for 2008. All it takes is a few seconds to read and think over. You will get a very pleasant surprise. This is true for all - even if you are not superstitious… or of whatever religious belief or faith…
Instructions for Life
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Follow the Three R’s:
Respect for yourself.
Respect for others.
Responsibility for your actions.
Remember that not getting what you want can sometimes be a great stroke of luck.
Learn the rules so you know how to break the properly.
Don’t let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
When you realized you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone everyday.
Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you can enjoy it a second time.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go someplace that you’ve never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
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