Boiling life down into bite-size bits and basic ideas we can learn and hold on to day-in, day-out? Might just be a superpower secret to living a good and happy life. These are concepts we should not only live by everyday, but pass along to those around us, especially our children, if we have them.
One of my favorite people and friend for more than 30 years lives by simple principles. He’s the father of five kids. He’s a successful business person, self-made.
These simple suggestions can make a big impact, if you remember to follow them, apply them each day.
“Life is easy,” he likes to say to his kids (and others)…
1/ Make a friend.
2/ Stand up for someone who needs it.
And then there are three more below from my kids’ elementary school. The ethos of the school might be summarized thus; it lists what should guide the students’ behavior everyday.
They call them “The Three B’s:”