Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Words to live by

Merry Christmas eve! Spouse & I are visiting with his mom today, and will be getting together with the rest of the family this evening to celebrate her birthday and Christmas eve. But I'm thinking of you all and created this post in advance.

A friend sent this to me in an email. I found a lot of wisdom in these words so I want to share them with you. Print them and hang them in a conspicuous place. Copy and paste them into an email and share them with those you love. Enjoy!



  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock for the door if you have to.
  3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement "My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________."
  4. Eat more food that grows on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds and walnuts.
  6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  12. You are not so important that you 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.
  15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this really matter?"
  17. Forgive everyone for everything.
  18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.
  20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
  22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "Today I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________."
  24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Crush du Jour: Ryan Lochte

3 comments:

afod said...

Thank you so much for sharing! Some of these are sooo simple, yet we choose to ignore them. I think I need to read #11 five times more than the others. ;-)

Merry Christmas, Mark!

RAD said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS MARK! Best wishes to you and your hubby! Ho Ho Ho! xo

David Dust said...

Excellent advice.

I hope you and the Spouse are having a great Christmas Eve.

Love & Hugs,

David