13 Rules of Life

  1. Sometimes we just need to remember what the 13 Rules of Life really are:

    1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.

    2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move
    and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.

    3. The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are, "I apologize" and "you are right."

    4. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

    5. Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

    6. If he/she says that you are too good for him/her - believe them.

    7. Learn to pick your battles; ask yourself, "Will this matter one
    year from now? How about one month? One week? One day?"

    8. When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.

    9. If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!

    10. Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about you.

    11. Work is good, but it's not that important. Money is nice, but you can't take it, or anything else, with you. Statistics show most
    people don't live to spend all they saved; some die even before they retire. Anything we have isn't really ours; we just borrow it while we're here... even our kids.

    12. Be really good to your family and/or friends. You never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan.

    13. If you are going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you may as well laugh about it now.

    Enjoy life! It's too short not to indulge in what life has to Slow down,pop a beer, and for the sake of Pete LIGHTEN UP!!!
  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   jevans
    Great advice

    Will be copying and pasting in my study JUST to remind me

    My daughter has even put "WORKAHOLIC" on my mobile phone
  4. by   Shamrock
    I really like #4!
  5. by   gwenith
    VEry good!
  6. by   nurse-in-boots
    Love it... It too was printed and hung by the puter
  7. by   wv_nurse 2003

    Glad you all enjoyed them--my favorite is #7--its great when you are dealing with your children--and every little thing can seem like a battle.
    Have a GREAT Wednesday!
  8. by   passing thru
    Good thread. It's nice to have reminders. I think the one about "choosing battles" is my favorite.
    Is that some kind of new therapy? In the last 2-3 years? Or was my generation just trying too hard or too obtuse to figure it out?? I don't recall hearing it when I was younger, but I wish I had.
    I used to argue about everything. Now, I find very few things are worth getting upset over. Can't recall the last time I was angry.
  9. by   nurse-in-boots
    had a psycologist tell me about "choosing battles" He said to only choose the battles that I know I will win. That way, my kiddos wont think they will aways get their way or that I will cave in when I say no. If the battle really dont matter, I let it go. After all, they are only kids once.
  10. by   Mkue
    I really enjoyed those ! thanks
  11. by   debbyed
    Thankyou for your post. It made me smile!
  12. by   debbyed
    Thankyou for your post. It made me smile!
  13. by   nakitamoon
    ,,,,, great advise,,,,, words to live by,,,,, i esp. like 3-7,,,,,, well no,,,,,, all of them!!!! take care,,,,, nik~
  14. by   jnette
    SUPER !!!

    Thanx for sharing !

    My favorite is the Quote at the very bottom of your page. About the positive attitude.... I LIVE by that ! heh, heh...