Seven Things to Do

“Four things a man must learn to do
If he would make his life more true;
To think without confusion clearly,
To love his fellow man sincerely,
To act from honest motives purely,
To trust in God and Heaven securely.”
-- Rev. Henry Van Dyke

Those words were written on a card that legendary basketball coach John Wooden’s father, Joshua, gave him when he graduated from grade school.
On the other side his father wrote “Seven Things to Do”
1. Be true to yourself.
2. Help others.
3. Make each day your masterpiece.
4. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7. Pray for guidance and count and give thanks for your blessings every day.
Wooden was handed the card in the 1920s, but the words on them are timeless.
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