"Great Instructions for Life!"
presented
by

ALW Construction Group, LLC
M/WBE Certified Company
Santana Lopez, President
information@alwcg.com
Indianapolis, Indiana
317-281-9293








1. Give people more than they expect, and do it cheerfully.

2. Memorize your favorite poem.

3. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.

4. When you say, "I love you", mean it.

5. When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.

6. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

7. Believe in love at first sight.

8. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.

9. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

10. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

11. Don't judge people by their relatives.

12. Talk slowly but think quickly.

13. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask,
"Why do you want to know?"

14. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

15. Call your mom.

16. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.

17. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

18. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

19. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

20. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

21. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

22. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

23. Spend some time alone.

24. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

25. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

26. Read more books and watch less TV.

27. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.

28. Trust in God but lock your car.

29. A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.

30. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

31. Read between the lines.

32. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

33. Be gentle with the earth.

34. Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.

35. Never interrupt when you are being flattered.

36. Mind your own business.

37. Kiss.

38. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

39. If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.

40. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

41. Learn the rules then break some.

42. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.

43. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

44. Remember that your character is your destiny.

45. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.


--author unknown--




















For the most part . . .
We are where We are
because that is where
We have chosen to be.




















and about
"Unconditional Love"

                                                                                                                                
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A treasure to be cherished,
A gift from God above;
Is the beauty of a friendship,
Touched by unconditional love.

A love that asks no questions,
Believes in all the best;
Never doubting, ever trusting,
Withstanding any test.

A love that weathers any storm,
And yet that love still stands;
Through the very darkest hour,
It still reaches out a hand.

There in that hand the sweetest gift,
That you can give a friend;
A heart that cares, a love that shares,
That will be there till the end.

A treasure to be cherished,
A gift from God above;
Is what I share with you my friend,
An unconditional love.


Author --Allison Chambers Coxsey--





















     All men surely die . . .     
     Not all men really live.     




















and about
"Friends"

Sometimes people come into your life and you
know right away that they were meant to be there.

They serve some sort of purpose,
teach you a lesson or help
figure out who you are and
who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be:
your neighbor, child, long lost friend,
lover, or even a complete stranger
who, when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment that they
will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you
and at the time they seem painful and
unfair, but in reflection you realize that
without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized your
potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance or by means
of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love,
lost moments of true greatness and
sheer stupidity all occur to test
the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, whether
they be events, illnesses or relationships,
life would be like a smoothly paved straight
flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life
and the successes and downfalls you
experience create who you are, and even
the bad experiences can be learnt
from. In fact, they are probably the
poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or
breaks your heart, forgive them, for they
have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious to
whom you open your heart.

If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you,
but because they are teaching
you to love and opening your heart
and eyes to things you would have
never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and
take from it everything
that you possibly can, for you may
never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never
talked to before, and actually listen,
let yourself fall in love, break free
and set your sights high.

Hold your head up because you have
every right to. Tell yourself you are a
great individual and believe in yourself,
for if you don't believe in yourself, no
one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish.
Create your own life and then go out and live in it!
Live each day as if it were your last.

Author --Ruth Bourdon--
GypsyCat9@aol.com





















The way to happiness...
Keep your heart free from hate...
and your mind free of worry...
Live simply. Expect little. Give much.




















The Best Things In Life


Sweet Dreams

Laughing so hard your face hurts.
A hot shower.
No lines at the Super Wal-Mart.
A special glance.
Getting mail.
Taking a drive on a pretty road.
Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
Hot towels out of the dryer.
Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.
Chocolate milkshake.
A long distance phone call.
A bubble bath.
Giggling.
A good conversation.
The beach.
Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
Laughing at yourself.
Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
Running through sprinklers.
Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
Laughing at an inside joke.
Friends.
Falling in love for the first time.
Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
Your first kiss.
Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
Playing with a new puppy.
Late night talks with your roommate that keep you from sleeping.
Having someone play with your hair.
Sweet dreams.
Hot chocolate.
Road trips with friends.
Swinging on swings.
Watching a good movie cuddled up on a couch with someone you love.
Going to a really good concert.
Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one person.
Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
Winning a really competitive game.
Making chocolate chip cookies!
Having your friends send you homemade cookies!
Spending time with close friends!
Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends...
Holding hands with someone you care about.
Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
Hugging the person you love.
Watching the sunrise.
Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day.

Having friends you know you can cry on or talk to about your deepest problems.






















As I Walk Through Life


I've learned-
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I've learned-
that it's taking me a long time to
become the person I want to be.

I've learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned-
that you can keep going long after you can't.

I've learned-
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I've learned-
that either you control your
attitude or it controls you.

I've learned-
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship
is at first, the passion fades and there had
better be something else to take its place.

I've learned-
that heroes are the people who do what has to
be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I've learned-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I've learned-
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned-
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be
angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I've learned-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over
the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned-
that just because someone doesn't love you the
way you want them to doesn't mean they
don't love you with all they have.

I've learned-
that maturity has more to do with what types of
experiences you've had and what you've learned
from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I've learned-
that your family won't always be there for you. It may
seem funny, but people you aren't related to can take
care of you and love you and teach you to
trust people again. Families aren't biological.

I've learned-
that no matter how good a friend is, they're going
to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I've learned-
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others,
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned-
that our background and circumstances may have
influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I've learned-
that just because two people argue, it doesn't
mean they don't love each other. And just
because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned-
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I've learned-
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret,
It could change your life forever.

I've learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I've learned-
that your life can be changed in a matter of minutes,
by people who don't even know you.

I've learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I've learned-
that credentials on the wall do not
make you a decent human being.

I've learned-
that the people you care about most
in life are taken from you too soon.























Love . . . not time . . . heals all wounds . . .

If We give up our dreams, We die . . .


Some of the things that are meant to be . . .
were never meant for us to understand . . .


I still have a lot to learn.

    Three things I have learned very well:    

There is a God.
I'm not Him.
You aren't either!


























Don't be afraid to be happy.
Enjoy what is beautiful.
Love with all your heart and soul.
Believe that those you Love, Love you.






























"What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?"
--George Eliot



















"Great Instructions for Life!"
presented
by

ALW Construction Group, LLC
M/WBE Certified Company
Santana Lopez, President
information@alwcg.com
Indianapolis, Indiana
317-281-9293