Friday, 15 May 2009

choosing the right mug for a good friend

Nikon D80 | 1/200 seconds | f 5.6 | ISO 320 | 80 mm
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today i "stumbled", at someone's recommendation, into a text called "life's little instructions". the author wasn't mentioned, but i enjoy it, although, i must confess, i do just about 40% of the things. i decided to sent it further to others, after adding to the list one of my own: "choosing the right mug for a good friend"

so there it goes..

"life's little instructions"

* sing in the shower
* treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated
* watch a sunrise at least once a year
* leave the toilet seat in the down position
* never refuse homemade brownies
* strive for excellence, not perfection
* plant a tree on your birthday
* learn three clean jokes
* return borrowed vehicles with the gas tank full
* compliment three people every day
* never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them
* leave everything a little better than you found it
* keep it simple
* think big thoughts but relish small pleasures
* become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
* floss your teeth
* ask for a raise when you feel you’ve earned it
* be forgiving of yourself and others* say “thank you” a lot
* say please a lot
* avoid negative people
* buy whatever kids are selling on card tables in their front yards
* wear polished shoes
* remember other people’s birthday
* commit yourself to constant improvement
* carry jumper cables in your trunk
* have a firm handshake
* send lots of Valentine cards. Sign them “someone who thinks you’re terrific”
* look people in the eye
* be the first to say “hello”
* return all the things you barrow
* make new friends and cherish the old ones
* keep secrets
* sing in a choir
* plant flowers every spring
* always accept an outstretched hand
* stop blaming others
* take responsibility for every area of your life
* wave at kids on the buses
* be there when people need you
* don’t expect life to be fair
* never underestimate the power of love
* drink champagne for no reason at all
* don’t be afraid to say, “I made a mistake”
* don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”
* compliment even small improvements
* keep your promises no matter what
* marry only for love
* rekindle old friendships
* count your blessings
* call your mother

25 comments:

Ken said...

Great picture and great commentary below. The ones that struck me the most were: See a sunrise once a year and be the first to say hello. And as for waving to kids on buses. How about a kid waving to me on a bus!

http://kenrathke.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Kid_Wave_/

Have a great day!

romina said...

lovely shot Ken. actually this one of the things i did, from the 40% mentioned :)
thanks for sharing your thoughts. see you around

Bogdan said...

Hmm...don;t know how many of those things i actualy do, but they are a good advice to have a nice life. Thanks for sharing.

About the photo, i like the expression on the girls face! Priceless

Arjan - PlasticDaisy said...

Nice how close you got into this scene without them noticing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for your blog really well done. Beautiful image of the now very natural and spontaneous

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful blog well done. The picture today is really pretty good job

Andrea said...

Wonderful capture; I love the expression on her face. The "instructions" are priceless!

Si@m said...

That kept silent positive in words very well, the photo the very good MAP and dynamic tones.

Tudor said...

Perfect processing. I guess it took you a while, but the outcome is excellent. Keep up the good work Romina

sherri said...

Priceless expressions. They're definitely conspiring over something:-)

Earnest said...

Excellent variety and commentary to complement the photos. I can only say that visiting your blog, my blog, or anyone's blog is much like the visit of a butterfly to a flower. There are so many blooms, some with the sweetest nectar and some with very little but all with beckoning and brilliant petals. I enjoyed while here and admire your creativity. Keep it up! Cheers!

yz said...

lovely moment captured

grapf said...

Lovely smile and nice view along the cans. Her hat gives that certain something...

Araceli said...

The power of the smile!!!!!

RAF said...

That is what some people would describe as a "zâmbet ştrengăresc". great capture :)

Zing said...

Lovely shot, nice dof!

mannedspace said...

I love canded shots like this. Amazing.

Calusarus said...

I really like this framing : a live shot !

beanow said...

Sweet capture...:)

linerberry said...

Beautiful image of friends!!!

romina said...

Thank you all. You are most kind.

Fritsch said...

This is a great shot. I like the way she looks with a sense of deeper meaning & making a decision. And choosing the right mug for a good friend is an important decision as to treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

One thing I can promise that I neber again will refuse homemade brownies. Never.

Thanks for this great post, Romina. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

don said...

A fine photograph of this lovely person with the professional expression. Very interesting comment too. Well done.

dj.tigersprout said...

just adorable!! a lovely and endearing candid shot!

buonaluce said...

PERFECT moment. The girl's look is so tender. Congrats :)