Year Log for 2002
True life lies in laughter, love, and work
Sage counsel from The Book of Chras
Make this year the creme de la creme
Pay a debt, cut up a credit card
Encourage a youngster
Learn to accept compliments with grace
Forgive transgressions, forgive yourself
View an issue from all perspectives
Keep promises made
Make no promise you can not keep
When in doubt, choose wings not shoes
Shift the weight when burdens become heavy
remain optimistic when things look their worst. Never give up
Laugh at the silly stuff
Call a friend for no reason what-so-ever
Turn off the news, put away the paper when announcements become too grim to bear. You cannot solve humanity's woes on your own. Do not let them eat you up.
Give to charity, even if you can only muster up the change in your pocket. That is something you CAN do.
On rainy days, avoid listening to sad lonely songs about lovers leaving and dogs dying. Those are the days you need upbeat music instead.
Dance in the rain
Spin around with your arms wide and your tongue out ready to catch snowflakes during a snowfall
Make snow angels - several
Jump in more leaves, blow more bubbles, start more pillow fights
Delight in more sunrises, revel in more sunsets, raise your face to the warmth of the sun
Savor fresh tastes
Breathe in new scents
See in a different light
Listen to a variety of music
Reach out and touch someone, this is important
Take care of yourself first - physically, emotionally, intellectually
Take time for yourself, be kind to yourself, be proud of yourself
Say "I love you". Say it persistently to those you love.
Hold someone's hand
Blow someone a kiss, just 'cause
Do not rush life, allow it to unfold before you
Have that second or third mug of light and sweet Hazelnut coffee. Just make sure that it's decaf after 3:00
Play, recreate, frolic, cavort - this is imperative
Brush your hair and your teeth before leaving the house - always. NO- hats and dentyne do not cut it.
Appreciate the minute and the subtle
Smile warmly, kiss passionately, embrace tightly
Walk barefoot in the sand, in the grass, in the snow
FEEL, I mean really open up and allow yourself the luxury of feeling
Tap your creativity anyway you can
Have faith in something
Tell yourself you are beautiful because you ARE
Learn to accept the vicissitudes of life for it is not linear. Flow with it.
Do what you love - love what you do. If you don't, it is time to move on. You spend one third of your day at work. One third of a day unhappy is no way to live.
surround yourself with things you love
Share yourself. It is the best gift to give
Hold open a door for someone
Say please and thankyou
Write from your heart
Add a new word to your vocabulary (like evanescent or pulchritude or verisimilitude) each week. And never stop learning
Do not rely on spell check because, quite frankly, it stinks
Do not be afraid to take a chance. Hold your breath and jump
Enjoy life. Just do it!
Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.
~George Bernard Shaw~
Note: Some of the above I have learned within the past year. It does not matter which, they've become assimilated into the book.