Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rules To Live By . . .

 (Think Spring!)

I got this in an  e-mail today, and I thought it was such good advise to pass on - Enjoy!

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. Play more games.
6. Read more books than you did in 2009.
7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
8. Sleep for 7 hours.
9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

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

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

31. Do the right thing!
32. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
33. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. The best is yet to come.
36. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.



Packrat said...

This is lovely. Thank you.

Sending you an email...

The Stewart said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You must have been reading my mind, because this is just what I needed today. Love you!

The Halls said...

Every single word of advice is so great. I really like how simple it is. Love, Laura

Sue said...

Barb, This absolutely some of the greatest advice, I so enjoyed this, thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

Barb - this is beautiful. I'm so glad you posted this. It's simple yet powerful and good advice to live by. Have a good weekend! Vickie

Barb said...

Thanks to all for commenting! I too, thought it his was such good advise for any situation we might find ourselves in. Nobody's perfect, and we all make mistakes, but, we sure need to give ourselves a little pat on the back occasionally also. Goodnight everyone.

Blessings, Barb

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrreat post, Barb!

And a precious illustration too.

Karen Beth said...

I have read these rules before and love them. I need to post them on my bathroom mirror and read them every single morning. Thank you for being such a wonderful, lovely sister and best friend. I was at the Antique store today and got a surprise for you. I can't wait to give it to you. Love you.

Barb said...

Love all the comments - Thank you for taking the time - you are all so sweet!