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Monday, January 11, 2010
Thoughts From Julie
Here's something I got from my Relief Society President. Now do you know why I love her?:
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Health: 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 reflect. 6. Play more games 7. Read more books than you did in 2009. 8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day 9. Sleep for at least 7 hours. 10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Personality: 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 overdo. Know and honor your limits. 14. Don't take yourself too seriously. 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...
Society: 25. Call your family often. 26. Each day give something good to others. 27. Forgive everyone for everything. 28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 12. 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.
Life: 32. Do the right thing! 33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 34. Time 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, just be thankful 39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Last but not the least: 40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?