Words To Live By

Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

Popular for high school and college graduations, there are a couple of children’s books or poems that offer advice on how to live life as a successful human being. Oh, The Places You Go (Dr. Seuss) and Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Robert Fulghum), continue to make the rounds every May and June. The first time I’d heard of the “Kindergarten” poem was my college graduation.

be niceEven before I graduated from college there were a few life rules I lived by, regardless of the situation, and continue to. They might seem simple and obvious to some; and to others, it will be as if a light bulb just went off over their head. My “life rules” may not be for everyone, but I think everyone can stand to revisit them and perhaps try making them stick.  Let me know what you think!

Kelly’s Rules:

  • Be nice or go home. (Thank you, Childhood Friends)

  • He who makes more money buys the beer. (Thank you, College Friends)

  • She who is late to the staff meeting buys the coffee and donuts. (Thank you, Work Friends)

  • Always, say please and say thank you. (Thank you, Mom)

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