“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
H. Jackson Brown Junior is an American author. He was born in 1940 in Middle Tennessee. Before he became a writer, he worked in an advertising agency. He is a non-fiction writer. His work reminds me that books are not just full blown stories. They can take different shapes and forms, and making short, instructive and straight to the point(s) attracts people’s attention.
For those who are interested, here is an excerpt from his first best-selling book Life’s Little Instruction Book.
- Compliment three people every day.
- Have a dog.
- Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
- Remember other people’s birthdays.
- Never mention being on a diet.
- Have a firm handshake.
- Look people in the eye.
- Say “thank you” a lot.
- Say “please” a lot.
- Learn to play a musical instrument.
- Sing in the shower.
- Use the good silver.
- Learn a card trick.
- Plant flowers every spring.
- Own a great stereo system.
- Be the first to say, “Hello.”
- Live beneath your means.
- Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford.
- Buy great books even if you never read them.
- Be forgiving of yourself and others.
Life’s Little Instruction Book, by H. Jackson Brown Jr.
511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life
Featured image captured on July 30th, 2017, in Oze, France (iPhone 5S, HDR settings).