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Golden Rules for Living

Updated on March 14, 2008

I thought these were very well stated and wanted to share these words with you..Life is difficult enough as it is today and we all need a few reminders. So here are the one's I found: Author Unknown

If you open it,close it.

If you turn it on, turn it off.

If you unlock it, lock it up.

If you break it, admit it.

If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.

If you borrow it, return it.

If you value it, take care of it.

If you make a mess, clean it up.

If you move it, put it back.

If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get permission.

If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.

If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If it will brighten someone's day, say it.

If it will tarnish someone's reputation, keep it to yourself.

I know we can apply each of these to many things, we all will be able to apply it our own problems and desires. Live well and Love well G-Ma :o) hugs


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      Belenda 5 years ago

      I like your post. if everyone would apply these rules the whole world would be at peace.Thanks for sharing.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Eiddwen...Hi again...yes each one of these can help each of us in some way become a better person...I keep trying...phewww not as easy as it is to type it...LOL Have a good day...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      Eiddwen 7 years ago from Wales

      I have only just come accross this one and I loved it. They are so simple but we do need a reminder now and again to keep us in line.

      Thank you so much for sharing and Take care.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      frogyfish...thanks and it was fun...and these rules are also easy and practical...Have a good day my dear...G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      This is so good - I used to have one similar, so glad to find yours again! It is TRUE and needs to be followed! Thank you for playing my ID game and glad you had fun with it! Thank you for all your kind words and hugs for everyone too! Blessings!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Jenevieve Thank you kindly for your comment...and yes simple yet true G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Jenevieve 9 years ago

      Simple and true--If we all thought this way life would be that much easier-- its a refreshing perspective! Thanks for writing--Jenevieve

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      soyelude...I wouldn't have it any other way..well???? Have a fun Easter..And what will you be doing ? G-Ma :o) hugs

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      soyelude 9 years ago from Lagos - Nigeria

      Hey G-ma nice one....also (mine) "if you have friends..keep 'em"!! Thanks for being my friend.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thank You both for your comments.  Yes I felt they were some pretty good rules.  And each can be used in our everyday to day lives I think. I like " If it will tarnish someone's reputation, keep it to yourself."  but they are all good. And I wish you both a very nice day?  Ready for the Easter Bunny ?  G-Ma :o) hugs

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      C.S.Alexis 9 years ago from NW Indiana

      G-Ma, I wish everyone would learn and practice these rules!

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi G-Ma, lovely rules for living. :-) I particularly like the fact that if we can brighten someone's day, then say it. If not, shut up. LOL