New Years Principles, in May

Continuing with last month’s post I would like to share some more principles and pearls of wisdom (by my friend Andrea Salazar) related to love, relationships, friends and family…. And food of course!

21. Love unconditionally.

22. Even if you love unconditionally, never deposit your whole salary in a shared bank account.

23. If you are the smartest person in the room, it’s time you find a new room.

25. Cut cilantro with scissors into a glass.

26. If anything that you experience for more than two weeks ends up feeling “normal”, be certain you know who you are and judge what is normal.

27. You don’t owe anything to your parents for keeping you alive and putting a roof over your head. This was their choice.

28. Before publishing any photo, check that every person looks well. Not because it’s courteous, it’s love.

29. Everyone that lives in a house should have chores and responsibilities. No exceptions.

31. Make sure you discuss with your partner which stories you are going to tell your children about Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, and fairy godmothers. Decide on the same one, otherwise you will end up with very confused children.

32. Sacrificing your life or your happiness for your children is not going to prevent them from feeling resentful or getting angry with you. It’s just going to put extreme pressure on them as adults. Simply live YOUR life. (This also applies to couples).

34. Offering to pay the bill is always courteous, but every now and then, let yourself be treated.

35. It’s always generally better to add a bit more salt, cheese, pepper and garlic, than what the original recipe says. And it’s also advisable to reduce the amount of sugar.

36. Put in a bit of mustard to the eggs while you are beating them. (You can thank me later for translating/sharing this message).

37. Make a purpose of giving great presents. Great doesn’t mean expensive, it means that you thought about the present especially for that person. That is love.

38. Listen to and learn from people who didn’t have the same opportunities you did, including people who have been discriminated. And give them credit any time you mention something you learned from them.

39. We are all going to die eventually and it is important to keep that in mind, however don’t think about it after 8PM. This also applies to earthquakes, tornados and natural disasters. It’s always good to be prepared, but don’t think about it at night.

Do any of these resonate with you? Let us know in the comments below!

Images by Sven Finkeldeh.