express gratitude

April 23, 2005
Almost missed doing an update today...which really would've been the first time in like 4 1/2 years. Well, I made it!

Advice of the Moment
For the next few hours the old man revealed more of his ingredients for successful social living. Express gratitude. Give more than is expected. Speak optimistically. Touch people. Remember names. Don't confuse flexibility with weakness. Don't judge people by their mistakes; rather, judge them by how they respond to their mistakes. Remember that your physical appearance is for the benefit of others. Attend to your own basic needs first, otherwise you will not be useful to anyone else.
The book is pretty sophomoric but I like this passage.