Monday, January 14, 2008
Thoughts from a friend
o Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant. o Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. o Buy a TIVO, tape your late night shows and get more sleep. o When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: "My purpose is to___________ today." o Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. o Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2007. o Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives. o Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6. o Dream more while you are awake. o Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods that are manufactured in plants. o Drink green tea & plenty of water and eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts. o Try to make at least 3 people smile each day. o Clear your clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life. o Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. o 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. o Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. o Smile and laugh more. o Life isn't fair, but it's still good. o Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. o Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. o You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. o Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. o Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. o Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. o No one is in charge of your happiness except you. o Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?" o Forgive everyone everything. o What other people think of you is none of your business. o Time heals almost everything. Give time time. o However good or bad a situation is, it will change. o Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. o Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. o Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. o The best is yet to come. o No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. o Do the right thing. o Call your mother and father often. o Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: o "I am thankful for __________. "Today I accomplished____________." o Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. o Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass.