40 ways to enjoy 2008 – –

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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. Buy a lock if you must

3. Buy a TiVo (DVR), 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. Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did in 2007

7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide us with daily fuel for our busy lives

8. Spend more 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 fewer foods that are not manufactured in plants

11. Drink plenty of water

12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

13. Clear your 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, energy vampires, 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 away like 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 energy vampires 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 screw up the present.

23. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have  no idea what their journey is all about.

24. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy underwear cause today IS special.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. What other people think of you is none of your business.

29. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time

30. However good or bad a situation is, it will change

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch

32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful

33. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need

34. The best is yet to come

35. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

36. Do the right thing!

37. Call your family often

38. Each night before you go to bed complete the following  statements:
“I am thankful for __________.”
Today I accomplished _________

39. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed

40. Enjoy the ride. Remember that 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.

Thanks to Traingirl!

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About turtlemom3

Early 70’s Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, nurse with PhD, disabled. Have wonderful service dog - Warrior! Married to the Ol’ Curmudgeon - and I’m pretty doggone happy about that! Interests: Orthodox Christianity; reading; service dogs; computers, woodworking Greatest Life Experiences: Converting to Orthodoxy, Caving in Idaho, Attending Russian Orthodox Choir Conference (Oh! that music!). Favorite Things Back in High School: Reading; classical music - nerdy things. Favorite Things Back in College: Reading; classical music - nerdy things Favorite Things to do Now: Reading; classical music, computer stuff, surfing the internet - nerdy things - no real change! Favorite TV Programs: Anything about Sci-fi or forensics - or both? Favorite Movies: The Chosen; Ostrov; 84 Charing Cross Rd; Air Force One; Becket; Indiana Jones; Star Wars; Favorite Music: Russian Orthodox (Christian) chant; Bach; Mozart's Magic Flute Favorite Quote: The body is a slave, the soul a sovereign, and therefore it is due to Divine mercy when the body is worn out by illness: for thereby the passions are weakened, and a man comes to himself; indeed, bodily illness itself is sometimes caused by the passions.”~*~ St. Seraphim of Sarov, Spiritual Instructions Favorite Authors: Robert Heinlein; Mercedes Lackey; Anne MacCaffrey, Fr. Steven Ritter, Sarah Elizabeth Cowrie, St. Nikolai Velimirovic - among many others

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