Monday, January 4, 2010

Advice...Please leave some

I was driving home today and listening XM Radio on the comedy channel. An unknown comic was talking about advice he received from his father...sorry they didn't mention his name and this will be very much paraphrased.

"My dad said, 'When you fight, and you are GOING to fight, just remember this one thing...Do you want to be right or happy." Well, I have to say that I laughed out loud while driving down the road alone.

I have decided to 'crowd source' words of advice. Please leave a comment with the best piece of advice you ever received.....or the best piece of advice you have given.

I will start with some marital advice I received from the best man at my wedding, before I knew for sure I was going to need a best man. When I said that I thought she might be 'the one' he said I needed to calm down and go through an entire year of holidays and family gatherings before being sure. While I didn't wait that long before asking, it was pretty close and very good advice.

So, comment away! Give me your best advice!!! If you would rather be more private, you can email me: tjshay@gmail.com

10 comments:

The Science Goddess said...

The best advice?

"Never learn to start the lawn mower." ---via my amom

principalspage said...

Hire and surround yourself with people who are smarter than you are.

diane said...

Above all else, value loyalty. And never leave the house without clean underwear.

kwhobbes said...

On the very worst days, remember that you were meant to walk, not crawl so get back up and walk tall - my mom

loonyhiker said...

My husband and I have been together for 30 years and one of the things we really practice faithfully is: Never talk bad about your spouse to others, not even jokingly. This has really worked for us!

Debbie said...

My best advice is actually in the form of a prayer.
The Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things that I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Heidi said...

"when choosing college courses, choose the classes taught by the teachers who are the most passionate about their subject matter."

Heidi said...

"do what you love, love what you do."

Louise said...

Trying to hide problems is like holding a beach ball under water. It takes all your energy and attention, and you can't swim. If you let go of trying to control it, the ball (problem) flies up in the air for everyone to see, comes back down, and you can see it better. And now you can swim.

Anonymous said...

Listen. This is something that I have discovered. So many people live their lives only hearing themselves. They refuse to listen to anyone. Therefore, they cannot gain perspective on any situation. People would be so much happier if they listened to what others had to say. They could better understand the world around them. They don't even have to agree.