Apparently, this book had a pretty big impact on me, if I’m still thinking about it. Here are a few of the lessons I learned from it:
- Think before you act. You may regret some horrible deed that could have been prevented with a little thought.
- Learn patience. Enjoy the life you have. Focus on the blessings right in front of you.
- Don’t let your temper get the better of you. Figure out a way to control it before it controls you.
- Don’t drink. Just…don’t.
- Sometimes it sucks to play the cards you’re dealt, but for better for worse that’s all you got.
- Being a parent can be really hard.
- Sometimes you just don’t know if you’re making the right decision. Sometimes you’ll never know.
- Take time with your kids. Have fun with them. Watch them laugh. Who knows when you might become a raving homicidal maniac and ruin that relationship?
- My son is 5 so this is especially important: Never take your 5-year-old son and your wife to an abandoned hotel in the mountains.
- Roque is an evil, evil game. Play croquet; it’s safer.
I hope these help someone, someday.