Monday, October 20, 2008

20 Things To Do In Your Life

1. Do your best to find something beautiful in at least half of all the people you meet.
2. Tip waitresses as you would like to be tipped. (Would they be waitressing if they didn't need the money?)
3. Smile often, even if not everyone smiles back.
4. Make cookies for your neighbours.
5. Treat yourself to something nice.
6. Give flowers.
7. Donate old clothes to the Salvation Army or Goodwill, rather than throwing them out.
8. Buy a meal for someone you see with a " Will Work For Food" sign.
9. Make a donation to a worthwhile charity, remember, you get what you give.
10. Volunteer to help someone learn to read through a library literacy program.
11. Give some of your time up for a friend who you know could use a day out.
12. When someone is cruel or unfair to you, forgive them. (If you let their cruelty harden your heart, you are no better than they.)
13. Make yourself more available to your loved ones, each of us have limited time here.
14. Even if it doesn't happen to you. CARE.
15. Listen to your kids for 20 minutes, undistracted. (This time is priceless)
16. Look for the humour in your life, it's there!
17. Smile..life's too short to take yourself too seriously.
18. Sing with your children, or someone else's.
19. Don't be afraid to be silly in public, at the end of your life you'll wish you spent more time enjoying life..not impressing strangers.
20. Understand that people are, and will always remain, imperfect. Accept this truth and look for the best in those around you.
*
*
Please remember to practice *Random Acts of Kindness.*
You will be amazed at how good YOU will feel.
*
*
Photobucket
Bear((( )))

24 comments:

Dianne said...

A wonderful post!!

I'm proud to say I do many of those and I'll get cracking on the others

Baino said...

Close . . I don't tip waitresses but then they get paid well over here so we don't tip unless service is exempliary. I once gave a sandwich to a begger but he swore at me and asked for money. But I'm having a good bash at the others. Good list

Rinkly Rimes said...

We don't 'tip' in Australia! When we've been on coach trips in the US or Canada we've often seen little notices saying something like 'To our Australian passengers, yes, we DO tip.' We never know how much to give! But all your other ideas are great. (Why can't we 'find something beautiful ' in ALL the people we meet!! :-))

Lehners in France said...

I do some of the things on the list, but will make an effort to do more of them. Debs x

mrsb said...

I do many of these. The forgiveness thing is probably the hardest thing to do, for me.

bobbie said...

All good!!! Humor is so important!

And if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. It's really amazing how that works.

i beati said...

I didn't read what the dr. said didn't you go last week??How are you overall. Good list Bril ..sk

Darlene said...

Good advice to live by.

Mental P Mama said...

Words to live by....

midlife slices said...

Excellent reminder and a good list to live by.

Joy Des Jardins said...

What a GREAT list Bear. I do follow many of the things on this list. I am very aware of tipping well since my girls were waitresses when they were younger and trying to save money. And we all know humor is the key to everything...and it's what keeps us going.

Mommy Jo said...

Try this blog...she might be the person to accept your kniitted hats

http://littlefunkdubius.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html

Moannie said...

Yes, I agree, this is a great list, and I think I'm up on most of them, I especially like 15. 18. and 19. And a smile is worth a thousand words.

Rambling Woods said...

All good ideas. I meant to tell you regarding my bears. My small collection are all handmade by teddy bear artists. I have some Native American bears that are beautiful. I will have to find a way to work Native Americans and 100 Aker Woods into my nature blog to show them off. LOL...Michelle

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

not a bad list of things to do and practice-----"random acts of kindness"-----sounds like a line from "Streetcar Named Desire"---(lol)

kenju said...

I agree with all of them, but number six really resonates!! :)

Daryl said...

I dont do #18 and trust me its a good thing ..

:-Daryl

TSannie said...

Good thoughts to live by....love #13 - it's so very true.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I want this etched on my tombstone when I go, not because I do all these things but because they so accurately describe the way I'd like the world to be. I'm an idealist perhaps, but life would be so much easier if everyone followed most of these.

What a fantastic list - thank you.

Wendy said...

Lots of good advice. I like this list. Thanks for posting it.

Kay Dennison said...

Love the list!!!! I try to live by most of the principles listed!

JeanMac said...

Great list.

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent list! One to put where we would see it daily...

Pretty Me!! said...

lovely lines :) thx for sharing...