Monday, January 10, 2011

 Handbook 2011

Over the week end, while on call and living at the frat house, my wife emailed me a fwd'd fwd titled; Handbook 2001.  The 39 thoughts and ideas there-in, to me, were cogent and well worth sharing.

Previous posts have mentioned my googlistic addictions and so, wondering where said handbook originated, I did a Google search and low-and-behold; Handbook 2011 is the Catch-Phrase of the new year.  Well it's the catch-phrase for the moment.

To be Cliche, everybody and their brother has a handbook 2011: There's a handbook 2011 for radio communications, college scholarships, an Army weapon systems handbook, and a Federal Civil Rules handbook.  Well as you might guess, there is a 2011 handbook for everything; I couldn't find one for nose picking so perhaps I'll pen one and finally become a published author.

All kidding aside, I think the list worth sharing, and that's saying something, 'cause just like you I get tons of emails that request I forward it along to my friends and usually hit the delete button.  This one I think is worth sharing:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2010
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Last but not the least:

40. Please Forward this to everyone you care about, I just did



Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Isn't amazing tha someone always thinks we neeed a handbook for the most obvious things. We've forgotten to think for ourselves, I reckon. Interesting post, Rel.

7:34 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Words to live by. I try to do most of those things anyway.

2:26 PM  

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