"18 BASIC RULES FOR A SIMPLE LIFE 1. Before you judge others, ALWAYS put yourself in their shoes. 2. TREAT your friends like family and your family like friends. 3. It's NEVER TOO LATE to make things right. 4. Your ACTIONS ALWAYS REFLECT who you are. 5. AVOID EXCESS; even with good things...Keep all things in moderation. EXCEPT LOVE, you can love excessively. 6. TELL a lie once and all your truths become questionable. 7. Spending quality time with loved ones is GOOD for the soul. 8. Life is extremely BRIEF, spend it wisely. 9. FOCUS on things that are in your control. 10. If LOVE, AFFECTION or ATTENTION isn't given freely by another person, it isn't worth having. 11. A lot of problems WOULD DISAPPEAR if we talked to each other instead of about each other. 12. Be a RESPONSIBLE grown-up. 13. "We can apologize over and over, BUT IF our actions don't change, the words become meaningless." 14. "In the end, only three things matter: How much you LOVED, how gently you LIVED, and how gracefully you LET GO of things not meant for you." 15. "UNDERSTANDING someone’s suffering is the best gift you can give another person." 16. "NO MATTER how dark it gets, the sun's going to rise again." 17. “Wake up each day and BE THANKFUL for life” 18. EVERY positive, kind, and loving thought is a wholesome seed that you silently plant for your future happiness."