Rules to teach our sons and daughters!

  1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
  2. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  3. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  4. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
  5. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
  6. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
  7. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
  8. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  9. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
  10. When you marry the girl, or boy, you marry his or her family.
  11. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  12. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
  13. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
  14. Never turn down a breath mint.
  15. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  16. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him/her
  17. Eat lunch with the new kid.
  18. After writing an angry email or letter read it carefully. Then delete it.
  19. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
  20. Manners maketh the man.
  21. Give credit. Take the blame.
  22. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
  23. Write down your dreams.
  24. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
  25. Be confident and humble at the same time.
  26. If ever in doubt, remember whose son or daughter you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
  27. In all things lead by example not explanation.
  28. Never, never, never leave angry or go to bed angry. Remember, we are not promised tomorrow. The present may be all we have.
  29. Don’t let day to day problems, accidents, and misunderstandings control your relationships with your loved ones, especially little children.
  30. Last and most important: Keep God’s Will as your priority! He will always love you and never leave you.

Edit :

I am simply sharing what I learned throughout my life.

About Hester Guest

I am a retired teacher. I love spending time with my children, grandchildren, and friends. Reading, studying my Bible, sewing, and playing games on my computer, phone, or tablet fill my spare time. Jesus is my Saviour!
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3 Responses to Rules to teach our sons and daughters!

  1. Donna Cherry says:

    Thank you for sharing wisdom. You have a great talent that reaches out to others. You are an encourager and I feel blessed to have you as a sweet friend. ❤️🙏

    Liked by 1 person

  2. William H Inman says:

    These are all good. My Dad said ‘never shake a man’s hand sitting down…and several of the others…Thanks. Hope you are well.

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  3. Nan Fletcher says:

    I love the rules to teach our sons and daughters! You should post this on Facebook so everyone can see….It’s beautiful and special!


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