ONE. Give people more than they expect – cheerfully (Philemon 1:21).
TWO. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
THREE. Smile when answering the phone. Callers can hear it in your voice.
FOUR. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIVE. When you say, “I’m sorry,” look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Spend some time alone (Matthew 14:23).
NINE. When you say, “I love you,” mean it (1 Peter 1:22).
TEN. Never laugh at a dream. People without dreams don’t have much.
ELEVEN. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship (Proverbs 27:10).
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly (James 1:19).
THIRTEEN. Don’t judge people by their relatives (Matthew 7:1).
FOURTEEN. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to (1 Peter 3:7).
FIFTEEN. Do an anonymous kindness each day (Ephesians 4:32).
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson (James 1:1-3).
SEVENTEEN. When you make a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
EIGHTEEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling, threats, or bringing up ancient history.
NINETEEN. Remember the three Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
TWENTY. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, “Why do you want to know?”
TWENTY-ONE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
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