Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thoughts for the Day - 84 Things to Live By

1. Forgive your parents
2. Pay off debt
3. Lose your image
4. Think critically
5. Find the silver lining
6. Make friends with children, old people and animals
7. Don’t watch the news
8. Explore outside your comfort zone
9. Try new foods
10. Invest your money
11. Get rid of clutter
12. Read the ingredients list
13. Don’t believe information you’re given when someone or something is trying to sell you something
14. Don’t grocery shop hungry
15. Lose toxic friends
16. Do yoga
17. Never stop learning
18. Get a hobby
19. Don’t buy publications that have celebrity headlines
20. Thank your parents
21. Buy used
22. Don’t buy into the housing hype
23. Learn to differentiate between needs & wants
24. Ignore socialization
25. Time does not equal dedication
26. Things are not love
27. Stop trying to change your lover
28. Learn from your AND others mistakes
29. Listen more
30. Exercise
31. Find a life outside of your children
32. Stay out of direct sunlight
33. Buy your size, not the one you want to be
34. Identify government propaganda or research it yourself
35. Get a library card
36. Don’t waste food
37. Be honest
38. Don’t let anyone intimidate you; everybody has something on either side of the bell curve
39. Let children struggle so they can grow their own wings
40. Forgive yourself; you only did what you knew to do, when you could decide to do it.
41. Grow a backbone
43. Don’t ever try a cigarette
44. Learn how to make yourself orgasm first
45. If you are repeatedly treated poorly by someone, it’s because you allow it to continue
46. Confidence is sexiest
47. A great haircut is worth it
48. Say NO when you get the urge
49. Read this
50. And this and this and this and this
51. Be grateful
52. When you marry someone you marry his or her family.
53. Your job probably thinks your expendable; be selective with your loyalty
54. When your kids constantly whine and misbehave, it’s not because of the school system…
55. If you are offended by something someone says about you, it’s probably true
56. Give without expectation
57. Everyone likes a birthday cake, no matter how much they deny it
58. Don’t yell
59. Get over yourself
60. No one really knows what they’re doing in life
61. Communicate
62. Diversify: your friends, money and interests
63. Talk about ideas, not people
64. Don’t fall into marketable New Age hype
65. There are 400 billion stars in our galaxy, so yes, the world does not revolve around you
66. Smile (apparently, it’s the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth)
67. Compliment more
68. Know your weaknesses, find other people to complement them
69. Mentor, mentor, mentor
70. No matter how much you know, you’re still probably ignorant
71. America needs a lot of work right now
72. Race does not define you
73. Your purpose is to be; enjoy it
74. Normal doesn’t exist; it’s all socialization put in your head
75. Live beneath your means
76. Avoid car loans
77. Clip coupons
78. Stay on the border of the grocery store
79. Tip 20% or more
80. Your beliefs are yours alone, unless some random stranger asked for a lecture, keep it that way
81. Take responsibility for your choices
82. Just do it. Anything, everything, all of it - whatever you want. Just do it.
83. It’s always easier then you thought.
84. Forgive your enemies and free yourself.

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