The following reflection is from the Macroom Parish newsletter called 'Instructions for life Mantra'
Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Follow the three R's of good karma: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Spend some time alone each day.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation of your life. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't let the past take over.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Be gentle with the earth.
Once a year, go somewhere you've never been before.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.