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2010 Handbook for Life

I recently received an email from Art House Gifts and they had included the following "Handbook for Life" tips. I actually try to live by these standards each and every day so I was thrilled when I saw this. It was written so perfectly that I just had to share.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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

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

25. Call your family often, especially your mom if you are lucky enough to still have her.
26. Each day give something good to others who care about you.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ 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.

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 is always happy. So, be happy.
40. Spend time with the people that YOU matter to (you know who they are).


  1. Love it, love it, love it. We should all live by these standards...thanks for sharing...have a great weekend.



  2. Hi Bill - I just loved it too! I hope you have a great weekend too.


  3. What a wonderful post - so I've tweeted it so others can share it too. We may live by different seas but joy, love and caring are thankfully universal...

  4. Marie, this was wonderful! I must re-post on my wall. Thank you for sharing. Your blog content is always so uplifting and full of visual beauty. It gives me a bright moment each day when I visit one of the various sites you have.

    Hugs and Namaste, sister!


  5. G'day Marie ~ I am so glad you shared this ... always good to refresh ourselves with these principles. I will share it with many ...

    Have a beautiful weekend.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Such simple but sound principals to live life by. Need to remind myself of this on a regular basis. Thanks, Jane

  7. Sally this is a great post. I think I need to print it and tape it up to several different locations in my home and work so that I can read and remember. Thank you & have a great day!


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