Monday, January 18, 2010

Everyone Needs a Little Happiness Handbook

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.
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 on 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.    Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
17.    Forget issues of the past. 
           Don't remind your husband with his mistakes of the past. 
           That will ruin your present happiness.
18.    Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 

          Don't hate others.
19.    Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
20.    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
21.    Smile and laugh more.
22.    You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

23.    Call your family often.
24.    Each day give something good to others.
25.    Forgive everyone for everything.
26.    Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 and

           under the age of  6.
27.    Try to make at least three people smile each day.
28.    What other people think of you is none of your business.
29.    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. 
           Your friends will. Stay in touch.

30.    Do the right thing!
31.    Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
32.    However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
33.    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
34.    When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
35.    Remember that GOD heals EVERYTHING.


  1. I love your list and the book is pretty cute too!

  2. GREAT list! Lots of things I could work on there.....thanks for helping me see it! :-) XOXO

  3. What a great list! I especially think that #26 is so true! We can learn so much from the very young and the very old. At least they see things the way they truly are and don't gloss over anything. Have a great day. xoxo

  4. I just love this list! I may even print it out for my kitchen. It actually made me a bit teary...Have a great day! xoxox

  5. So so true! I need to keep this in mind.

    Have a great day~

  6. That is FABULOUS! I try to live by many of them everyday and others...welll I needed reminding of:) Is that yours? Brilliant!

  7. I love this! Especially the walk 'n smile - what a great idea. I might have to pass some of these on! So glad you shared.

  8. Great words to live by. I really need to get a hardcopy organizer. I may just have to invest in one of the Lillys...

  9. In response to your comment- I read (and I think I blogged about it in July or August) "Same Kind of Different As Me" this summer and it might be one of my favorite books of all time! Isn't it so good (so far)??

  10. BEV!! Next time you're around USC, PLEASE let me know! I'd love to meet up one day! And unfortunately I don't work in Pink Sorbet, if only I could!!!! I would LOOOOOVE that!! If you're around Cola soon, my email's it would be totally fun!

  11. Marvelous list that I NEEDED to write. Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Thank you so much for some much needed inspiration today!! You are amazing! I am sharing this with my fabulous team of men and women and will give you credit!

  13. This is the best list! Thank you for sharing!

  14. hello! I found your blog from Miss Preppy Mafia (Beth!). What a lovely story! Your attitude really inspires me. I'm a follower now! You have a lovely family and you are a fabulous lady ;)


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