Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 Handbook

I posted this on my other blog, Moms Questions, so some of you may have already seen it.  I got it from Sara (thanks 22!) and think it is a great thing to read and remind yourself of every once in a while.


1.       Drink plenty of water.
2.       Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3.       Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4.       Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5.       Make time to pray.
6.       Play more games
7.       Read more books than you did in 2009
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9.       Sleep for 7 hours.
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11.    Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12.    Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13.    Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14.    Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15.    Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16.    Dream more while you are awake
17.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18.    Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22..    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.
23.    Smile and laugh more.
24.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything..
28.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of  6.
29.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
31.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34.    GOD heals everything.
35.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37.    The best is yet to come..
38.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39.    Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. 

I like to think that I am doing many of these right now, but there are so many that I need to work on.  I do a lot of the physical health items, but the spiritual ones I am certainly lacking in, and I know that may be a big part of why, at times, I feel that something is missing in my life.  I love the society and life ones as well.  It can be so difficult to remain positive and happy when dealing with so many people that are ill-natured or mean.  I just try to remember that I don't want to live like that.  I want to have fun and enjoy every day.  I don't want to live being angry all the time.  I just don't understand how some people can.  How sad to live a life like that.

For me it is all about choosing what I want each day to be like.  I can choose to be in a bad mood, or I can choose to be in a good one.  I generally choose to be in a good one, and I am so much better for it.

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