Ideas for Surviving these Perilous Times…

A very dear friend sent me this email.  I don’t usually do this (post an email as a blog entry) but right now, for our nation and actually the world….there are real issues and stressors out there (and in here) that perhaps some ‘reminder’ like this puts things in perspective.

I don’t even know who originated these 40 suggestions, but they are good ones, and I appreciate this.  Thank you for reminding us.

Some of these really made me think, like the admonishment not to hate….perhaps to forgive, even.  Thanks, Steve.  You are always on the front lines. Also ditching everything that isn’t beautiful, useful or joyful.  I would also add a 41st suggestion:  We adopt more strays.  These hard economic times are hardest on animals that are dumped and forgotten.  The joy of animals and the exchange of love and devotion goes a long way in life.

Steve is also a neighbor and it’s good to have such a friend in for coffee and some heart-talks.  And in these times, friends like Steve are golden.

Lady Nyo

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 2008.
8.       Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9.       Sleep for 7 hours.
10.    Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk,

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 overdo. 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
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.

40.    Forgive sincerely.  And wounds heal.

41.     Adopt stray animals.  Really, there is always room for

one more.

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5 Responses to “Ideas for Surviving these Perilous Times…”

  1. shia1 Says:

    What a wonderful list. It made me really stop and think where I can make improvements. I would adopt another pet but I have too many already. Five dogs and a cat. We also feed feral cats outside.

    Something to really ponder, I am printing it off for myself and family.

    Thanks for posting it



  2. ladynyo Says:

    Hey shia!

    Yes, a good list…and made me think, too. Simple stuff that gets lost in the daily life.

    You might like the next blog entry today, too….LOL!

    We are adopting a rabbit today…it’s in a cage, domestic breed, grey, big with lop ears, and hasn’t seen the light of day apparently…from our vet. We have a large cage outside, and we also have a lot of grass…our neighbors! We are going to put it on a leash and take it across the lawns. Their lawn is in full sun, ours in shade mostly.

    We have 5 dogs and 9 cats, 15 chickens, some fish and now a wrabbit. IF the rabbit doesn’t thrive here, there is always 9 acres behind us of trees and kudzu.

    A liberated rabbit (female) that if she is attractive enough….should repopulate the fields back there.. But better there than in a cage in a vets.



  3. Margie Says:

    Good entry! The list is exactly how I try to live (albeit not always successfully!). Thanks for posting it.


  4. ladynyo Says:

    Then you are a saint. I struggle with most of it.


    Hugs, Jane


  5. ladynyo Says:

    You’re welcome, Margie…lots to ponder there.


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