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#199: Guidelines for Life

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I received this in an email and thought it important enough to pass along:

HANDBOOK 2010

HEALTH:

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 daily.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

PERSONALITY:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts over things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't overdo. 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 of his/her past mistakes. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
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.

SOCIETY:

25. Call your family often!
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with 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.

LIFE:

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 being is always happy. So, be happy.

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  • DEBRITA01
    emoticon These are definitely words to live by.Life gets too hectic and the important things get overlooked in the process. I am keeping a copy of this to remind me. Thanks for sharing!
    emoticon Deb
    4055 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4243811
    thanks lou... I kept this too. I was already making a list like this to carry around and review daily. this just makes it better! And I do need to call family more often! even if I have nothing to say but I love you.
    4063 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I am SAVING this one, Lou. This is AWESOME! emoticon emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    Wonderful blog, Lou. What a great list! I am printing it out and hanging it near my desk.

    God bless you;
    Leah
    4063 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Well, if I read more books than I did in 2009 I won't have to read much. I wish I enjoyed reading more. But I am enjoying the Spark. It's just going slow. Time is just not there.

    Have a great week and thanks for the list
    4063 days ago
  • BUSSMOM
    I love this blog! Thanks for sharing.

    -Maribeth
    4063 days ago
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