Wisdom to Live a Good Life
“Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.”
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good “Thank you Jesus.”
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can and some were never taught to do better).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before.
GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)
I like this list so I’m going to print it and laminate it and practice it. I’ve learned to do a lot of them but some I need to practice more and more.
Things have been fairly busy around here. I finished work early today so I left and went to Michael’s to pick up some things for a craft project I plan to work on in the evenings, while watching TV with hubby.
When I got home I decided to do some closet cleaning. I went through some “off season” clothing totes. Some of those clothing items haven’t seen the light of day in probably 10 years, so it’s time to remove them for donation.
I heard someone say it would be a good thing to simplify so that’s what I’m trying to do. We have so many things that I call “dust collectors” and some of them I plan to keep but it’s time to let go of most of it. It actually feels pretty good to declutter and free up more space in our home. It gives me more energy and I hope hubby feels more energetic too.
Hope you all are enjoying this spring weather. I sure am. We’re still having wonderful cool nights, down in the 50’s and 60’s. I don’t have to turn the heater on, but it’s still wonderful to snuggle under the covers.
Talk to ya later.