Sunday, October 05, 2008

Lesson We Can Learn

"The Secrets to Happiness"
by Karen S of Chicago
Live beneath your means and within your seams.
Return everything you borrow.
Donate blood.
Stop blaming other people.
Admit it when you make a mistake.
Give all the clothes you haven't worn in the last three years to charity.
Every day do something nice and try not to get caught.
Listen more; talk less.
Every day take a 30-minute walk in your neighborhood.
Skip two meals a week and give the money to the homeless.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Be on time.
Don't make excuses.
Don't argue.
Get organized.
Be kind to kind people.
Be even kinder to unkind people.
Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
Take time to be alone.
Reread a favorite book.
Cultivate good manners.
Be humble.
Understand and accept that life isn't always fair.
Know when to say something.
Know when to keep your mouth shut.
Don't criticize anyone for 24 hours.
Learn from the past, plan for the future, and live in the present.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
We all should strive for happiness – but we all also need to WORK ON IT.

8 comments:

Winifred said...

Love your Lessons we can Learn. I really enjoyed reading your blog today. Cheered me up as I have a horrible cold. Thanks for this it's really helped.

Take care

Winifred

Chica said...

Nice one! I've never donated blood, but have always wanted to, I need to look into how it's done and all that. :)

Gramma Ann said...

I just re-read a favorite book about 2 weeks ago, which is something I very seldom do.

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Patty,

More great advice that we can all use. Got a kick out of number one: Live beneath your means and within your seams. Well within the seems part, anyway, got me chuckling.

Hope you had a nice Sunday. Take care of yourself, and don't overdo things.

Have a good night.

Renie

Shionge said...

Yes I will work on it for sure, thank you :D

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Good advice yesterday and today. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda said...

We should put this on our Refrigerator as a daily check list, perhaps weekly...or even if we could do most of them for a month.

A post of excellence again!

Kathleen said...

I Love This!! I have started a Blog a few weeks ago and one day a week I have a topic Simplify Your Life.This would go Great with it!