A few thoughts, in no particular order…

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Listen more, talk less.

Give clothes not worn in 3 years to charity.

Do something nice and try not to get caught.

Every day take a 30 minute walk.

Be on time.

Do not make excuses.

Do not argue. Come to an understanding.

Stop blaming other people and wallow, or find faults in them.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Admit it when you make a mistake.

Get organized.

Be kind to kind people.

Be kind to unkind people.

Let someone cut ahead of you in line. There are others who are going through a lot worse than you.

Take time to be alone and listen to your thoughts and feelings.

Do not compare yourself to others.

Do not look for external validation.

Reread your favorite book.

Cultivate good manners.

Smile and greet passers-by politely. Yes, even in places like New York City.

Be thankful you are still alive. Life sucks sometimes. Just make the best of it.

Be humble.

Realize and accept that life is not fair.

Know when to keep your mouth shut.

Go an entire day without criticizing anyone.

Do not judge.

Do not react. Respond.

Respect others and where they come from (country and/or beliefs).

Learn from the past.

Plan for the future.

Adapt because things change or not go as planned.

Nurture your tolerance and patience… every day.

Embrace everything that you do with a passion.

Courage is not lack of fear but strength/confidence to confront your fears.

Live in the present.

Love unconditionally.

Do not sweat the small stuff.

It’s all small stuff.