Friday, January 21, 2011

Handbook for 2011

I sat and starred at my computer, totally brain dead and wondering what I'm going to write about.  Been working hard all week and I just knew that Friday would sneak up on me.  And here I am, facing a blank screen.  Then I remembered this cool email I got and thought I would share it.  I considered editing some parts, and I know that someone shared some similar things earlier, but it's always a nice reminder that we need to take care of ourselves.  And in taking care of ourselves, we can help others and that's what life is all about.  

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 2010. 
8.      Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9.      Sleep for 7 hours. 
10.    Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily, and while you walk, smile.  ;~))

11.     Do not compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
12.    Do not have negative thoughts over things you cannot control.  Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
13.    Do not over do. Keep your limits. 
14.    Do not take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
15.    Do not 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.  Do not remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past.  That will ruin your present happiness. 
19.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.  Do not hate others. 
20.    Make peace with your past so it will not 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 do not have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.

25.    Call your family often.
26.    Each day give something good to others.
27.    Forgive everyone for everything.
28.    Spend more 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 will not take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.  Stay in touch.

32.    Do the right thing!
33.    Get rid of anything that is not 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 is always happy. So ... be happy.

Last but not the least:
40.    Please "share" this with everyone you care about.

There you have it!  A handbook for 2011.  
How many things can we accomplish?
Happy Friday Everyone!!!  
Smile, be happy, do a good deed, 
and catch ya on the flip side
Duude (aka Julie)


Peppercorns said...

This is wonderful Duuuude. I especially like No. 36, it just sounds like a good daily motto, so I think I'm going to keep it as mine. ♥♥♥

SisterBatik said...

May we add a good soak in a bubble bath once awhile? Inspiring list - thank you: )


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goodgosh said...

See! Brain fart!

That's a lengthy list, but I do like the suggestions. I like sisterbatik's too ~ good long soaks in the tub do wonders for the soul. Add a good book while you are soaking and "heaven".

VintageEmbellishment said...

I would have posted earlier but I was helping a friend today :)

Great list and I love the idea of a bath and a good book...sounds heavenly!

jj said...

Some real good ones in here dude.
There are some that I try to do everyday, now I will have to add more to my list :)