Wednesday, July 07, 2010

And Now, For Something Completely Different

I'm sure that we can all find a few points (at least) in the list below that will improve our lives.  I know I sure did - all that I need to do is to put them into practice...

Expressions of Advice

  1. Walk for 10-30 minutes every day, while smiling.
  2. Sit quietly for at least 10 minutes every day, in isolation if necessary.
  3. Upon arising in the morning, one must immediately say “My goal today is....”
  4. Listen to quality music every day. This is real nourishment for the soul.
  5. Live with the 3 Es: Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
  6. Play more games than last year.
  7. Read more books than last year.
  8. Look at the sky at least once a day, appreciating the majesty of the world that surrounds us.
  9. Dream more while awake.
  10. Eat more foods that come from trees and plants. Eat less manufactured foods.
  11. Eat berries and nuts. Drink green tea, plenty of water, and a glass of wine each day; toast something beautiful in life and, if possible, in the company of a loved one.
  12. Try to make at least 3 people laugh every day.
  13. Eliminate clutter in the home, the car, and the office. Let a new energy enter your life.
  14. Don’t spend your precious time immersed in rumors, things from the past, negative thoughts or things beyond your control. It is better to invest your energy in the positive present.
  15. Life is a school, and we are here to learn. Problems are lessons that come and go; what we learn from them will serve us for the rest of our lives.
  16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar.
  17. Smile and laugh more often.
  18. Do not let an opportunity pass to hug a friend.
  19. Life is too short to waste time hating someone.
  20. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Nobody else does.
  21. It is not necessary to win every argument. One must accept that the other person is not in agreement, and learn from his position.
  22. Make peace with your past, so as not to ruin your present.
  23. Don’t compare your life with others. You have no idea of the highways they have traveled during their lives.
  24. Nobody is responsible for your happiness, except yourself.
  25. Remember well that we have no control over what happens to us, but only what we do.
  26. Learn something new every day.
  27. What others think of us is not completely under our control.
  28. Appreciate your body, and its marvels.
  29. Whether the situation is good or bad, it will change.
  30. Work will not take care of us when we are sick. Our friends will. Stay in contact with them.
  31. Reject everything that is not useful, amusing, or beautiful.
  32. Have fantastic sex, always in harmony with the other person.
  33. Phone your family regularly, and tell them “Hi, I was thinking of you”.
  34. Each day, before going to sleep, say: I am thankful for _______________. Today, I succeeded in _____________________.


The Outspoken Wookie

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