Friday, March 4, 2011

Words to live by..

I received this in a email this week and loved it.  They fit in well with the book I'm currently reading, The Happiness Project.  I hope you can find at least one of these helpful..

Take a walk every day...even if it's only 10 minutes, smile while you walk
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
Sleep at least 7 hours a day
Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
Play more games
Read more books than you did last year
Drink plenty of water
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants & eat less food that is manufactured in plants
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar
Make time to practice meditation and prayer
Dream more while you are awake
Smile and laugh more
Try to make at least three people smile each day
Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
Don't have negative thoughts about things you cannot control.  Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6
Life is too short to wast time hating anyone
Don't take yourself too seriously, no one else does
Forget issues of the past.  Don't remind your partner of his mistakes of the past.  This will ruin your present happiness
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
You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree
Don't compare your life to others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about
Make peace with your past so it wont spoil your present
Your job wont take care of you when you're sick, your friends will.  Stay in touch
Forgive everyone for everything
What other people think of you is none of your business
However good or bad a situation is...it will change
Get rid of everything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful
Envy is a waste of time, you already have all you need
The best is yet to come
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up
It's okay to say no
Call your family often

MurdocksMama

5 comments:

  1. Love these! Words to live by :)

    Thanks.

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  2. Too funny. I printed this out a few weeks ago and hung it in the teacher's lounge... I think all of these are super important!

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  3. I love this Post :) Happy Weekend.
    http://forpinkssake.blogspot.com/

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  4. I think we all need to read this on a regular basis! Sometimes we get so caught up on stupid stuff that we forget how lucky we are to have the things and people that we do!

    Have a great weekend Abby :)

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  5. Glad ot hear that you are enjoying the book for the book club!

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