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Encouragement for the New Year 2012

I want everyone to have a happy and safe new years. Let’s remember to thank God and be grateful for where we are and what we have. Even if you aren’t where you think you should be or don’t have what you think you should have, God has a plan for you and rest assured you are where you need to be.

Let’s make this a great year and remember these principles whenever you can.

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

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

THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it.

FIVE. When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.

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

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight, but always look twice.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

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

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

ELEVEN. Don’t judge people by their relatives, in fact don’t judge people at all.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

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

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

FIFTEEN. Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze and when you don’t

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

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

EIGHTEEN. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

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

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.


A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

God bless you all and thanks for a wonderful year.

– James

2 thoughts on “Encouragement for a Happy New Year

  1. The name calling is gonna be very hard for me, and everybody cries that they r being judged anytime anyone says anything anymore, so that’ll be tricky too.

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