A person’s perception – is their reality. PopPop’s Additional Comment: Go back and read the parable titled “Blind Men”—it really explains this idea.
Be there when people need you.
Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you. PopPop’s Additional Comment: I have tried throughout this treatise to give credit to those who have written important life lessons that we have used herein. Additionally, I want to thank those authors whose wonderful lessons I have used herein but whose names I could not find.
Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
Pay your fair share. PopPop’s Additional Comment: Most of the time I try to pay more than my fair share. I am not trying to show off. I am trying to make sure that everyone else involved does not feel like they have been cheated. Yes, it costs me a little more, but truly makes me feel better.
Remain open, flexible, and curious.
Surprise loved ones with little and unexpected gifts. PopPop’s Additional Comment: The gift doesn’t necessarily have to be something you purchased. It can be a surprise hug, a nice comment made to them about them, even a surprise smile or an additional comment saying: “Thank You”.
Never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.