Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Something to think about

I don't like forwarding inspirational e-mails. It's not that i don't want others to be inspired or for them to know that i am thinking about them--I just kinda hate being told what to do at the end of them...Sometimes i hate having one more thing to read...so instead they sit on my computer because i don't feel like i can erase them. I thought this one had some value--maybe it was #31 that touched me given the recent events in my daughters life. It is the advice i have been giving her--sometimes it is hard to actually live it though....I need to work on #6 more which would make #19 more possible. I know i can benefit from applying some or most if not all this things in my life....

Just something to think about......
An Angel says, '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.'
1. Pray
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 un-clutter 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 an inspirational book and/or the 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 .'
27. Laugh.
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).
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.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?' (Romans 8:31)

1 comment:

middle age mormon mother said...

Think what kind of people we would be if we lived this way. Food for thought. Thanks! By the way don't #7 Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.) and #13 Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc. kind of cancel each other out?? I'm confused. I definitely need to work on #14 KMS!!!!!