Never go to bed mad
Never marry for money, sex, or looks...they don't last
Nothing bad ever happens, seriously. It may seem like it sucks at the time, but everything that happens, happens for a reason, even if you never find out what that reason is.
Be nice to everyone all of the time (I didn't say it was easy)
Marry your best friend
volunteer for everything, especially the jobs that no one else wants, they are usually the most rewarding
Enjoy your family always...even when you don't want to.
Think before you speak
and from my late great awesome mother "never hold in your laughter...you'll fart yourself to death later!"