Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Great Tip Tuesday

1. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

2. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

4. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

5. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

16. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

18. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

19. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

20. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

21. Spend some time alone.

National Geographic's Best of 2009


Christina said...

Wow those nature pictures are stunning! I love the beach one.
I need to print that list out and paste it on a wall, maybe it would help!

The Garden of Egan said...

Loved the pictures! I would love to follow a National Geographic photographer around for the day and try to get some of their amazing ninja photos skils!
Great thoughts too!

Mighty M said...

Great tips!

Those pictures are AMAZING!!

Heatherlyn said...

Some of those pictures are simply amazing!!!! The tips are great too. The one about waiting 6 months to get married after you are engaged, my ex did that with his first marriage. 6 months doesn't make a bad relationship any better. I think the best advise is that if you have second thoughts that are anywhat legitimate about the way the other person treats you: RUN!!!!!

I also think that taking immediate steps to correct a mistake is the best way to live life! Great tips!

Allyson said...

Really?? Be engaged for 6 months before the wedding? I think that's just cruel. Bridezillas need only about 5 months to evolve into crazy. We were engaged for 4 and I think that's the perfect time to maintain the sanity.
And I absolutely agree...please don't judge me by my relatives...especially the ones in prison.

Intense Guy said...

Those are awesome pictures - and great tips to go with them.

Emma said...

Some great tips there! :D

April said...

Hi Jeannie!
This post has me smiling from ear to ear!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my God sis, those pictures are amazing!!!

(I'm so rooting for you to win the nail kit! I'll be expecting my homemade present from Bella any day now)

foxy said...

WOW - I absolutely LOVED this post, QJ!! Excellent reminders for everyday life and the photos are all just fantastic!

Thanks girlie... enjoy your day!

Deanna said...

Those pictures are heartwarming and the tips spot on!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your list. I tried to keep track of one I loved the best as I read through and ended up with most of the list as favorites.

Stopping by from SITS!

Eva Gallant said...

I think the turtle was my favorite photo!

I just got yur card today! thanks so much. I've only received 4 so far, but it's been a treat to get mail!

I'm looking forward to warmer temps, too!

Anonymous said...

This was totally a feel good post, I loved the pics so much I don't think I could pic a favorite they were all so great :o)

Cherie said...

Amen Sister on all the thoughts!!

Love the pictures - I always wonder how they get so close or get just the right shot. Amazing.

Margaret said...

Those are great tips!

I loved all of the pictures but my favorite one was the one of the fox!

Mary said...

Got to love nature! The photos are great. Tips were right on. Thanks for sharing them.

Peterson Family said...

What a great post. Beautiful and inspiring!

Thank you so much for sharing my SITS day with me!!

Annie said...

oh my, Jeannie! These pictures are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the tips are great. I especially love "Don't judge people by their relatives" - so true! :)

ChicagoLady said...

I think I could sit and look at the manatee picture for hours. Ask Iggy. I have a photo he took of them as the wallpaper on my computer!

Tammy said...

I loved all those sayings! They were so true and we need to live by them.

Chrisy Bates said...

Great tips! my favorite is when you say I love you mean it!

AliceKay said...

Nature has some wonderful moments. These photos capture many of them. Thanks for posting them.

Vickie said...

Those are fantastic pictures! You know I am gonna have to snag'em for Lindsey's blog!!