Friday, September 22, 2006

Sunday Scribblings # 26 ~Instructions~

First of all this is what the dictionary says of the meaning of, “instructions”
in·struc·tion [ in strúkshən ]
noun (plural in·struc·tions)
1. statement of command: a spoken or written statement of what must be done, especially delivered formally, with official authority, or as an ordergot instructions to cooperate fully
2. teaching or things taught: teaching in a particular subject or skill, or the facts or skills taughtdriving instruction
3. teaching process or profession: the act, process, or profession of teaching
4. comput, computer command: a code that tells a computer to perform a specific operation

plural noun in·struc·tions Definition:
1. list of things to do: printed information about how to do, make, assemble, use, or operate somethinginstructions for setting up your e-mail
2. law judge's summary: the information given by a judge to a jury at the end of a case that explains the applicable points of law and summarizes what has to be proved

***So after reading that this is what I think on the subject. If someone gives me a set of instructions, fine, but go slow while saying them. My brain can only take so much in okay? Or write them down so that I can go and check them out, exactly how you want them done. If you says things in a bossy way, I’ll do them, but maybe with not the best attitude.

When I went to high school it was a private school. So I worked alone in my books, or what we called, paces. So I did have to read instructions etc and work on it alone, I could ask one of the adults there of course and was crossing my fingers they dang well knew. ;)

Now when I taught in S. Korea. I sometimes had to get a Korean teacher in the room, just to clarify what I wanted the students to do. Sometimes it was annoying, because of the communication difficulties. But I made do and lots of time I just had to show them what I meant on the white board, and hopefully they could understand that.

But, What can I say tho? I really dislike instructions, myself personally. Yes I know they are set there for me to know how to do something or put something together. I am the type that would rather actually watch someone do something and learn that way. Not always the best solution tho is it?

I can look at instructions and still go, “huh?" , “what the heck do I do?”
Things go better when you actually sit down and read the instructions when putting something together etc…

I remember in elementary getting lots of questions wrong, because I would not take the time to read the instructions on what to do. I guess I was ahead of the game and actually just get the assignment done.

Like I said I am a hands on type of gal. If you were to ask me how I scrapbook and give you instructions for each thing I do, I would try to. I just pretty much go at it…freestyle. I could do it, but it would take me a little bit to really think of the best way to explain.

Anyways I am doing better, I am actually learning new creative techniques and totally enjoying , every minute of it! And I am learning instructions!

Something I found online, these are great! Enjoy.

Instructions for Life
A loving atmosphere in your home is so important,
do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not.
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon
Be confident or pretend to be.
Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
Be gentle with the earth.Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as about your own.
Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
Believe in love at first sight.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Don't be afraid to say "I don't know".
Don't believe all you hear or spend all you have or sleep all you want.
Don't expect life to be fair.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
Don't start rumors and/or contribute to petty gossip.
Don't trust a person who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss.
Compliment people when they deserve it.
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
If love you love someone dearly, show it.
If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living.
That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
If you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up.
In disagreements, fight fairly.
No name calling.
In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation.
Don't bring up the past.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Keep in touch with your family.
Keep secrets.Learn the rules then break some.
Learn to listen.
Learn to say no politely and quickly.
Listen to your brain. It has lots of information.
Live a good, honorable life.
Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
Love deeply and passionately.
You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
Marry a person you love to talk to.
As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
Memorize your favorite poem.
Mind your own business.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all he/she has.
Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
People who don't have dreams don't have much.
Never pay for work before it's completed.
Never stop learning new things.
Never take action when you're angry.
Never underestimate the power of forgiveness.
Notice those that love you, and return the gift.
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Perform a daily random act of kindness.
Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.
Read between the lines.
Read more books and watch less TV.
Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
Share your knowledge.
It's a way to achieve immortality.
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
Solve your problems rather than just worry about them.
Spend some time alone.
Spend some time with your children.
Talk less and listen more.
Talk slowly but think quickly.
Time is the most precious thing you have.
Give it generously to the ones you care about.
Treat people as you want to be treated.
Trust in God but lock your car.
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile & ask, "Why do you want to know?"
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye.
When you say, "I love you", mean it.
Work like you don't need the money.
Collected from various sources.

Learn from Life
A person can only be truly different by being themself.
Great love and great achievements involve great risk.If you do not show trust, you will not be trusted.
Life sometimes does give you a second chance.
Making a living is not the same thing as making a life.Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
Silence is sometimes the best answer.
Silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
The greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others.
You are never too old to hold your father's hand.
Your character is your destiny.
Collected from various sources.

Thanks for stopping by! :)


yak attack said...

This is a really great collection of rules for good living! Very positive and encouraging. Thanks so much for posting! bonnie

Autrice DelDrago said...

I enjoyed the instructions!

Mardougrrl said...

That is a beautiful list...I'll have to read it slowly and savor it. I'm glad I'm not the only one who needs to read instructions SLOWLY. I get quickly overwhelmed.

TI said...

Great list. Overwhelming, but great!