This came to me through one of those ever annoying chain letters, “Pass this on in 6 minutes or something unpleasant will occur”… etc. However I don’t really subscribe to sending those out since folks these days are getting enough spam as it is! With that said…this one had a lovely message in it so I thought I’d share it a little differently (and format it so it’s not ‘papyrus’ and size 25 text…) These are 21 great practices to living a happy life.
It’s the simple things you can do day-to-day that help you go to sleep with a smile on your face. And really…that’s all that matters. It’s not about how much money you made that day, what the weather was like, or if you got everything done that you wanted to do – if you can be happy that you lived your day with love in your heart, and that you smiled and treated other people well…well that’s more important than anything else in my opinion.
So without further adieu:
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
- Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
- When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it.
- When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye..
- Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
- Believe in love at first sight.
- Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.
- Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
- In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.
- Don’t judge people by their relatives.
- Talk slowly but think quickly.
- When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
- Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
- When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
- Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
- Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
- Spend some time alone.
What do you think? Agree with some and not with others? Why? Would you add any?