Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As we start the New Year the following thought-provoking “handbook” written by D. McKinney is worth the read.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar.
- Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
- Live with the three E’s --- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
- Make time to pray.
- Play more games.
- Read more books than you did in 2010.
- Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
- Sleep for seven hours.
- Take a 30-minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
- Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
- Eliminate negative thoughts and things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive and in the present moment.
- Don’t overdo. Know your limits.
- Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
- Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
- Dream more while you are awake.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
- Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
- Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
- No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
- Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are part of the curriculum; they appear and fade away but the lessons you learn last a lifetime.
- Smile and laugh more.
- You don’t have time to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Call your family often.
- Each day do something good for others.
- Forgive everyone for everything.
- For a learning experience spend some time with people older than 70 and younger 8.
- Try to make at least three people smile each day.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
- Do the right thing!
- Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
- GOD heals everything.
- However good or bad a situation is; it will change.
- No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
- The best is yet to come.
- When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
- BE HAPPY EACH DAY!
Which points do you plan to integrate?