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tips for life ~ Entry for February 01, 2008

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Earlier today I talked to my friend, like I always do every day. I find that in my sharing of everything, both happiness and sorrows, I am finding me again. And sometimes when you seek, you find that valuable lessons aren't found in books, they are shared in the simplest of forms... communications of heart.


And while my recent happenings has caused some friends to leave my side because they don't know how to help me, I do know that I am surrounded by loving and caring people willing to help me however they can.


Recently, a new friend wrote comments on my many writings expressing his views looking from the outside into my world. And in reading these comments I found a bit of....well, sense... Go figure huh? And I smile and I joke now saying that but in all seriousness, those words hit home.


Buried deep within me I have become so lost in devoting myself to Angelines death, I have forgotten those celebrations of her life. I cannot change what has happened to her, or us. Our lives are forever changed drastically of course. But I can't let her ultimate impact on my life be that of sorrow and despair. She was too alive for that. I am too alive for that. And for me to stop enduring is to choose not to. She's not gone, she's just with us now in a different way.... and I can still laugh, or smile, or at times cry. Knowing, it's okay to move on......


When she would grow frustrated with me or at something she would say... "enough." I can almost hear her saying that to me now.

Below is a forward I received from my aunt today. Those things that circle around everyones email sometimes read and usually deleted. After reading it I thought the timing was pretty good to post it with my evenings blog........



Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life

> 1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while > you walk, smile. It is the ultimate > antidepressant. > > 2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. > Buy a lock if you have to. > > 3.) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and > get more sleep. > > 4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the > following statement, 'My purpose is to________ <BR>> today.' > > 5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and > Empathy. > > 6.) Watch more movies, play more games and read more > books than you did last year. > > 7.) Always pray and make time to exercise. > > 8.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 > and under the age of Six. > > 9.) Dream more while you are awake. > > 10.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants > and eat less foods that are manufactured in > plants. > > 11.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat > blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds > & walnuts. > > 12.) Try to make at least three people smile each day. > > 13.) Clear your clutter from your house, your car, > your desk and let new and flowing energy into your > life. > > 14.) 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. > > 15.) 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. > > 16.) Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince > and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge > card. > > 17.) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy > vampires away. > > 18.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good. > > 19.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. > > 20.) Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else > does. > > 21.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to > disagree. > > 22.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up > the present. > > 23.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no > idea what their journey is all about. > > 24.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented > candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good > china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting > for a special occasion. Everyday is special. > > 25.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you. > > 26.) Frame every so-called disaster with these > words: 'In five years, will this matter?' > > 27.) Forgive everyone for everything. > > 28.) What other people think of you is none of your > business. > > 29.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time! > > 30.) However good or bad a situation is, it will > change. > > 31.) Your job won't take care of you when you are > sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them. > > 32.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, > beautiful or joyful. > > 33.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all > you need. God provides remember?! > > 34.) The best is yet to come. (in Heaven) > > 35.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show > up. > > 36.) Do the right thing! > > 37.) Call your family often. > > 38.) Each night before you go to bed complete the > following statements: 'I am thankful for __________.' > Today I accomplished _________. > > 39.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. > > 40.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not > Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast > pass. You only have one ride through life so make > the most of it and enjoy the ride. > > > > LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH. LIFE'S A GIFT ... UNWRAP IT!


so I ask you, how many of these have you done today????

~~ Pic was taken today by me of my lunch...an orange...simple, yet full of life, sweetness, color, flavor, kinda like me....


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