1. Be Content – Live Simply – Exercise – Keep Healthy
2. Don’t Worry – Be Hopeful
3. Dream Big – Cherish Small Things
4. Laugh Loud – Let go of Ego – Be Humble – Cherish Relationships
5. Cry – Listen to your heart – Experience Joy
6. Forgive – Free your heart from Hatred – Anger is the worst disease.
7. Expect Less – Give More
8. Learn from mistakes – But Don’t Rue
9. Be Kind – Seek Good in others – Be Trustworthy
10. Share – Keep abundance mentality
11. Express Gratitude – Be Graceful
12. Meditate – Contemplate – Seek within
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Junior high school students in Chicago were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn’t turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
1. to touch…
2. to taste…
3. to see…
4. to hear… (She hesitated a little, and then added…)
5. to feel…
6. to laugh…
7. and to love.
The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.
May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful – and we don’t have to travel anywhere special to experience them.
Enjoy your gifts!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Try everything twice.
On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
“Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”
2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)
3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever…
Never let the brain get idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’
And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s!
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.
6.. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever..
Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.
12. Remember! Lost time can never be found.
And last, but certainly not least. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Each one of us has that one person that we can share everything with good or bad and know that they are still your friend. True Friends are very difficult to come by and most of us can count them on one hand. We may have many acquaintances, but very few true friends.
There comes times in our lives were we need a friend because of certain obstacles or trials that we are going through. A real friend will not judge you, but be supportive and there for you no matter what. You know that you can trust them 100 percent. They will make time for you even if it’s limited because they care. Other times your friend is someone you can laugh with and just be plain silly with as you enjoy each others company.
So who is your best friend and tell us why. Then show them what you have written about them and make them feel special – like they are.