So before I came here to Australia, I got gifted a book from my aunt. It’s called ‘Life’s Little Instruction Book’ by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. My aunt said this book was gifted to her by someone else and she thought it was really interesting and she gave it to me hoping I could learn a thing or two.
Inside the book, there is 511 suggestions, observations and reminders in how to live a happy and rewarding life. This book was intended for the author’s son, and he said his son appreciated it so much he was going to add a few more things and keep for his future own son.
I do love the advices inside the book, but some I don’t really understand why. So here are some of my favourites and some of my ‘Huh?/ Why?’ ones.
43. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen every day.
119. Put a lot of little marshmallows in your hot chocolate.
173. Be kinder than necessary.
188. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
201. Don’t carry a grudge.
245. Never cut what can be untied.
444. Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.
445. Don’t undertip the waiter just because the food is bad; he didn’t cook it.
509. Marry only for love.
19. Buy great books even if you never read them.
I read all the books I buy. Why would I buy them then if I would not read them?
74. Eat prunes.
So that you have better digestive system?
84. Forget the Joneses.
Who are the Joneses?
281. When paying cash, ask for a discount.
Even at a departmental store?
361. Never eat the last cookie.
Then who’s gonna eat the last cookie. Btw, according to Thai superstition, eat the last piece of food on the plate gets you a good looking life partner!
So that is all!
Sorry, I don’t know where you can get it, and this book is published in 1991, that is 20 years ago! You could possibly still find it on the Internet, maybe. Or maybe there’s another version already or something. But if you are really interested in seeing all 511 advices in this book, I’d happily type it all out and email to you! Shoot me an email if you want!
*Edit: I found a link of the book and the author. Hope it helps! By the way, there’s a volume 2, first published in 1993.