This list of very simple things makes such a fine road map for being the best person you can be, therefore living the best life, that I've adopted them as my foundation for how to act...saved my sanity and credibility many times, in fact. May they serve you equally well.
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to
live life completely.
Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
(my brother says this on a regular basis...)
Talk slowly but think quickly.
(this one really works!)
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,
'Why do you want to know?'
(As does this)
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
(tough one, but worth the effort...)
Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others;
and Responsibility for all your actions.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps
to correct it.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
(this is so true; works every time)