Monday, January 12, 2009

40 Ways to Make 2009 better for YOU!!!

Thanks to Julie for sharing this today. It speaks volumes.


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
My purpose is to __________ today.
5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2008
7. Make time to practice meditation, and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and let new and flowing energy into your life
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
15. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade awaylike algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES away.
18. Life isn't fair, but it's still good
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone
20. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does
21. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree
22. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil thepresent
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything
27. What other people think of you is none of your business
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need
33. The best is yet to come
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call your family often. (Or email them to death!)
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished _________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so make the most of it and enjoy the ride
40. May your troubles be less,
May your blessings be more,
May nothing but happiness come through your door!!
Have a blessed 2009!


and, in the infamous words of my brother (this was his favorite saying), "Life may not give us what we expect, but we can still dance" or, as I say, "Win a few, lose a few, some of them get rained out but you still have to suit up".

Blessed be...


jenx67 said...

They're all great, but I really like 25 and 26!!!

Wife, Mom, and Slave said...

This is really good. I'm going to try to do several these this year. Thanks for posting! Hope your week is off to a great start.