a little advice

There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.

Never cancel dinner plans by text message.

If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.

Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team.

When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.

If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.

Never park in front of a bar.

Never lie to your doctor.

Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.

When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.

Eat lunch with the new kids.

It’s never too late for an apology.

Don’t pose with booze.

You don’t get to choose your own nickname.

Don’t make a scene.

When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.

Know when to ignore the camera.

Never gloat.

Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.

Give credit. Take blame.

Suck it up every now and again.

Don’t stare.

Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.

If you’ve made your point, stop talking.

Admit it when you’re wrong.

If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.

Look people in the eye when you thank them.

Forgive yourself for your mistakes.

Know at least one good joke.

Know how to cook one good meal.

It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.

Always thank the host.

If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.

Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.

Keep your word.

Don’t be the talker in a movie.

Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.

An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.

You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.

Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.

Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.

Make the little things count.

You’re never too old to need your mom.

Know the words to your national anthem.

Smile at strangers.

If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.