A recipe for a good life
Smile argue enjoy sing talkshare give jump climb thinkshine ask dream try try againdiscover playtrust work hard giggle run...
Smile – People will smile back and that’s agood start for everything. So don’t be grumpy.Argue – not for the sake of it. A...
Talk – talking leads to understanding.Share – if you share something with otherseveryone is stronger.Give – time is the mo...
Shine – have a positive attitude, this rubs offon everyone else around you.Ask – you’ll be surprised how much you willlear...
Try again – sometimes you won’t get thingsright the first, or second time. But don’t giveup. The journey is often the rewa...
Giggle – with your friends and the people youwork with, it makes you and others smile.Run – as hard and fast as you can to...
Reach – for the stars, whilst keeping yourfeet on the ground.Strive – to always do your personal best.Seek – to find the b...
Forgive – people will do you wrong along theway. Don’t hold grudges, but learn from this.Join – we are stronger together.P...
Learn – you should never stop learningthroughout your life. There’s great satisfactionin improving your knowledge.Go boldl...
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Rob Wilmot's speech given on Chapter House Junior School Speech Day. Thorpe Underwood Estate, Ouseburn, York. June 2012.

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A recipe for a good life

  1. 1. A recipe for a good life
  2. 2. Smile argue enjoy sing talkshare give jump climb thinkshine ask dream try try againdiscover playtrust work hard giggle runteachhave fun help reach striveseek make relax forgive joinprotest question laugh learn
  3. 3. Smile – People will smile back and that’s agood start for everything. So don’t be grumpy.Argue – not for the sake of it. Argue yourcase to get your point across – to share yourpoint of view. Don’t shout, people listen betterwhen you talk quietly.Enjoy – not just the big things but the littlethings too.Sing – singing makes you forget yourtroubles. Singing with others makes you ateam.
  4. 4. Talk – talking leads to understanding.Share – if you share something with otherseveryone is stronger.Give – time is the most precious gift you cangive. Take the time to help others.Jump – over things and into things.Climb – whatever the challenge. Little bylittle, hand over hand, you will get there.Think – before you speak. But don’t overthink.
  5. 5. Shine – have a positive attitude, this rubs offon everyone else around you.Ask – you’ll be surprised how much you willlearn, and the answer will often be yes.Dream – if you have a dream to dosomething in life, you might get a least halfway there. If you don’t have a dream then youmight get nowhere.Try – sometimes a thing is just hard to do.But if you don’t try you’ll never do it.
  6. 6. Try again – sometimes you won’t get thingsright the first, or second time. But don’t giveup. The journey is often the reward.Discover – there is great joy to be found inlearning something new.Play – on your own or with others. This willmake you happy.Trust – trust brings out the best in people.Work hard – things often don’t come easy,but if you work hard you get the rewards.
  7. 7. Giggle – with your friends and the people youwork with, it makes you and others smile.Run – as hard and fast as you can towardsyou dream.Teach – learning has no value unless sharedwith others.Have fun – find something fun in everythingyou do. You’ll do it better.Help – helping others is what makes ushuman.
  8. 8. Reach – for the stars, whilst keeping yourfeet on the ground.Strive – to always do your personal best.Seek – to find the best way forward in everysituation.Make – there’s no greater pleasure thanmaking something with your own hands ormind.Relax – when you stop thinking about stuff,the answers always come. Your brain isclever and keeps working when you stop.
  9. 9. Forgive – people will do you wrong along theway. Don’t hold grudges, but learn from this.Join – we are stronger together.Protest – if you don’t think something is rightthen you should protest – peacefully andreasonably.Question – if you’re not sure of an answerdon’t be afraid to keep asking.Laugh – laughter is a great cure for mostthings.
  10. 10. Learn – you should never stop learningthroughout your life. There’s great satisfactionin improving your knowledge.Go boldly – life is full of uncertainty, but youget through this by always moving forwardwith a positive attitude.Do your best – if you always strive to doyour best, you’ll always be happy with yourlife.Be yourself! – because you’re the only onethat can be!

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