Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Recipe for the New Year


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is
going On in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement,
My purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.

5. Drink herbal tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires,
Issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college
kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

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

12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey
is all About.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will this really matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings.
You'll be smiling before you know it.


blogging and bliss~ said...

Thanks Dolly all really great things to do. I love you background. Very nice.

McEwens said...

Great list Dolly!

RhondaLue said...

great backdrop, it's beautiful!!!

We need to print this list and hang it somewhere prominent in the house. Such great ideas!

I especially liked the one that tells you to state your purpose for the day. I've actually never thought of that. I mostly tend to just want to make it THROUGH the day with my wits about me. I need to aim higher to reach a PURPOSE! Thanks for the insight!

Michelle said...

what a great list! thanks for the words of encouragement.

I also love your background!

Anonymous said...

this is a great checklist!!!

Donna said...

This is a great list. I needed it. Thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

Great list and a very beautiful background!!!

Grand Pooba said...

I'm already inspired by your list!

Chantell said...

excellent advice, think I'll put some of them on my mirror!
Thanks ;)

Mechelle said...

Good one. Loved them all. m

Mikki said...

these are fabulous. I need to print them out.

davies-jennie said...

What a great list. Thanks for the ideas. Good luck with planning the wedding for Nick. That is a great way to be. You are a terrific mother!

Mother Goose said...

love this