Thursday, December 31, 2009


I received an email from my SIL earlier in the week. It contained the following:


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-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 3 E's --- Energy. Enthusiasm. Empathy.

-Make time to pray.

-Play more games.

-Read more books than you did in 2009.

-Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

-Sleep for 7 hours.

-Take a 10 to 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.

-Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead, invest your energy in the positive present moment.

-Don't over do it. Keep 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 that 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 simply a part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like the algebra class.

-Smile and laugh more.

-You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


-Call your family often.

-Each day, give something good to others.

-Forgive everyone for everything.

-Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.

-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 is not 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.

-Your innermost is always happy. So, be happy!

And finally,


-Hug the ones you love. Make peace with the ones you don't. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.



Busy Bee Suz said...

These certainly are wise words to live by!
Happy New Year to you and your family BHE!!!!

The Incredible Woody said...

The world would be a much better place if everyone would take this to heart. Happy New Year!!

Mental P Mama said...

Okay. These sound good to me;)

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

There you have it - the formula for a happy life. This is excellent.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

That's a great list and good words to live by.
Happy New Year GF! May all your dreams come true! You are loved by me.

Jo Whitehurst said...

I got this from my sister this week! I, too, think that these are words to live by. Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Daryl said...


Cheers! *clink* Happy New Year!

Karen Deborah said...

Alrighty then and amen too. sounds like some sage advice. Happy New Year to you!

Country Girl said...

I would be a really good person if I followed all of these. And what, no gossip? Gah!
Happy New Year, my friend.

Grandma J said...

You have it all together!

You left one off the list.

Once in a while let others win at on-line games! :)

Happy New Year to you, CB ans SW...and of course Dodger

Anonymous said...

I like BHE's words to live by the best! :-) And the golden rule is all we really need to live by, anyway. Hugs, and happy New Year!

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

GOod to read every day too!

TSannie said...

Love this! All really good if I'd only follow it...

Keetha said...

Happy New Year to you!

T said...

What a great post!

Fairy Mae said...

I like it!