Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Handbook for a Happy Life

Sometimes you read something that really clicks with you and you want to shout YES!! This did it for me today and I just want to post it and have it saved and ... remember...

Handbook for a Happy Life

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.

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 last year.

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day

9. Sleep for 7 hours.

10. Take a 10-30 minute 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 or worry about things you cannot control.

13. Don't over do it. Know your limits.

14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

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 or be reminded. That will ruin the present.

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. Life is a school and you are here to learn lessons that last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. You don't have to attend every argument that you are invited to...


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 & under the age of 6.

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.


32. Do the right thing!

33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. GOD 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, realize God is not finished with you.



  1. This was awesome. Some of those things I am most definitely working on. But I loved this! Thanks for sharing. (o:

  2. I've seen this in an email before! It's easy to just skim it and smile and agree, but not really take it to heart. I tried to think a little more about each item on the list this time. Thanks Mom!