Sunday, September 21, 2008

Everyone should be able to find at least one from the list.

42 Tips for A Better Life

1. When you wake up in the morning, always start your day with a prayer/vision.

2. And then, complete the following statement, My purpose is to__________ today.

3. Take a 10 to 30-minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

4. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.

5. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

6. Drink plenty of water and fresh juices. Eat blueberries, salad, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds, etc.

7. Make at least three people smile each day.

8. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present.

9. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone, so give the best of your kindness.

11. Take yourself seriously.

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Don't compare your partner with others either.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. So, be happy.

16. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

17. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.

18. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

19. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will it matter? Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

20. Forgive everyone for everything.

21. Read more books and watch less TV than you did last year.

22. What other people think of you is none of your business.

23. God has everything you'll ever need in life so hook up with Him.

24. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

25. In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation; don't bring up the past.

26. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

27. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

28. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

29. Keep believing that the best is yet to come.

30. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

31. Each day give something good to others.

32. Don't over do. Keep your limits.

33. Sleep for 7 hours every day or whatever your body needs.

34. Don't trust someone who doesn't close their eyes when you kiss them.

35. Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.

36. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.

37. Do the right thing!

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

40. Trust in God, but lock your car.

41. Realize that as you get older, you are not approaching death, but heaven.

42. Know that GOD heals everything.

Forward this to everyone you care about
Now for a funny:
Innocence is Priceless.... Why adults should explain themselves to the younger generation.

One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it.

The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the little boy, and said quietly, 'Good morning Alex. ''Good morning Pastor,' he replied, still focused on the plaque.

'Pastor, what is this?' The pastor said, 'Well son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.' Soberly, they just stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Finally, little Alex's voice, barely audible and trembling with fear asked, 'Which service, the 8:30 or the 10:45?'


Gramma Ann said...

A lot of good tips for us to contemplate.

Enjoy your Sunday and "Make at least three people smile each day." I'm smiling;)...Now you only need to make two more smile;)

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~I really enjoyed the 42 ways to a better life and they are all reasonable. The funnys were great, and the Blonde ones. I am so glad that at least one of your doctors has called it a day. Stay well my friend,. Sorry Abe gets a bad back sometimes as they can be very sore. I am OK again. Glad you liked the Reflections and the mother of the bride joke. Good for her. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

What a great list! I have "I'm too blessed, to be stressed," on the wall here by the computer.

Little Alex had to ask that question, didn't he? lol.

Hope you had a nice Sunday and have a great week. Our weather has warmed up again to 80, so will be outdoors a lot this coming week. Have a good night.