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Ideas for Surviving these Perilous Times…

July 24, 2009

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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