Life's Little Instructions by William Snell
Sing in the shower. Treat everyone you met like you would want to be treated. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. Leave the toilet seat in the down position. Never refuse homemade brownies. Strive for Excellence, not Perfection! Plant a tree on your birthday. Learn three clean jokes. Return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full. Compliment 3 people every day. Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Keep it simple. Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. Floss your teeth. Ask for a raise when you feel you've earned it. Be forgiving of yourself and others. Over tip breakfast waitresses. Say thank you a lot. Say please a lot. Avoid negative people. Buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yard. Wear polished shoes. Remember other people's birthday's. Commit yourself to constant improvements. Carry jumper cables in your trunk. Have a firm handshake. Send lots of Valentine's cards and sign them: "Someone things you're terrific." Look people in the eye. Be the first to say hello. Use the gold silver. Return all things you borrow. Make new friends but cherish the old ones. Keep secrets. Sing in a choir. PLANT flowers every spring. Have a dog. Always accept an outstretched hand. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Wave at kids on school buses. Be there when people need you. Feed a stranger's expired parking meter. Don't expect life to be fair. Never underestimate the power of love. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Don't be afraid to say, "I made a mistake." Don't be afraid to say, "I don't know." Compliment even small improvements. Keep your promises (no matter what). Marry only for love. Rekindle old friendships. Count your blessings. Call your mother...
Another quote I love is:
"Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book... write a good one! " - Brad Paisley