Advices for Good Living, I

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Advices for Good Living
Part One

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Original in Spanish, translation by Luis Prada

When you say, "I love you", say it truly.
When you say, "I’m sorry", look into the other person’s eyes.
Believe in love at first sight.
Never laugh at someone’s dreams.
Love deeply and passionately, you may get hurt, but that is the only way to live fully.
Face disagreements, fight open, do not offend.
Do not judge others by their kin.
Speak slowly, but think quickly.
When somebody asks you a question you do not want to respond, smile and ask him or her "Why do you want to know?"
Remember that the greatest love and the greatest achievements involve greater risks.
Call your mother.  If not possible at least think about her.
Say "God Bless You", when you hear someone sneezing.
When losing, do not lose the lesson.
Remember the three Rs: Respect yourself, Respect others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
Do no allow a small quarrel harm a great friendship.
When you realize you have made a mistake, take immediate measurements to correct it.
Smile when you answer the phone.  Who calls will notice it in your voice.
Marriage a person who enjoys conversation, because when you get old the abilities of talking will be more important than anything else.
Pass some time in solitude.
Open your arms to change, but do not rid of your values.
Remember silence is, sometimes, the best answer.
Read more books and watch less TV.
Live a good and honorable life.  Then, when you grow old and remember your past, you will enjoy it for the second time.
Trust God, but lock well your car.
A loving atmosphere at home is important.
Do all possible to create a peaceful and harmonious home.
Before disagreements with your loved ones, center yourself in the present situation.
Do not bring back the past.
Read between lines.
Share your knowledge.  It is a way of achieving immortality.
Be gentle with the planet.
Never interrupt when praising you.
Mind your own business.
Do not trust a woman that does not close her eyes when you kiss her.
Once a year visit some place you have never been before.
If you earn a lot of money, set it to help others while still alive.  This is the greatest satisfaction that fortune can give you.
Remember that not getting what you want is, sometimes, a stroke of luck.
Learn the rules, that way you will know how to break them appropriately.
Remember that the best of the relationships is that one where love between two people is greater than the necessity of one for the other.
Judge your success in the measure in which you had to renounce to obtain it.
Embark on love and cook with bold surrender.

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