Saturday, February 23, 2008

40 Tips For An Exceptional Life

The last few days have been busy with keeping three grandsons so as I try to find the floors in my house I will simply post an e-mail that I received and found to be very thought provoking. I hope everyone can enjoy it. Have a great weekend.

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________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 seventy 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 yourself.
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! Have a Blessed day. Please share with friends!
Author Unknown


  1. What a really nice post. I love my mornings, quiet, peaceful, alone..I even take walks in the mornings some times when it's not just soooo cold. Nice blog.

  2. I'll keep this list and read it often. Thank you so much for sharing it!!
    I'm chuckling about the chicken in your previous post :)
    I hope this weekend turns out to be just as lovely as the last one was for you!

  3. Now those are quite some excellent tips on how to live our lives and ones we should follow!! I so enjoyed your pictures in your previous post...that's so funny about that chicken! If it's not careful it will end up as Sunday dinner! hehe Love the snowy pictures as well...even though I'm sick of snow, I can still see how beautiful it is! lol xox

  4. What great words of wisdom! I think I will print that off and keep it to read often, especially if I am grumbling about something!!

    We just got home from going out for a quick dinner at Ru*by Tues*days. I was going to have the salad bar until I watched the clean up guy putting stuff back in the platters that he scraped up from underneath them. Yuck!

    I'm still chuckling about the chicken too!!

  5. What a great list with wonderful tips.
    I'm going to print them off as a reminder for when I feel overwhelmed (which is happening more often lately)

  6. This is a wonderful list and I will keep it and read it! Thank you so much for sharing this!


  7. Thank you so much for stopping by with birthday wishes. That's so sweet of you.

    And I just love this list of tips to make our lives so much better. I will be sure to share it with family and friends.

  8. Wonderful list, I enjoyed reading it!

  9. I love this. I need to keep it close by to remind me how blessed I really am. Thanks!

  10. How nice!! I loved them all and want to do them all too!! I mostly do in fact.
    Thanks for stopping by today!! The motorhome is un-stuck now but we are going in our truck I guess. not the way i wanted to go but had some problems arise. You know life is like that..always something to mess your best laid plans up!! Smile.

  11. That is a great list. Thank you. I've been eating blueberries on my cereal the last two days, because I didn't make it to the store this week-end and I'm out of bananas - turns out they're better anyway!

    Have a great week.

  12. I really like this, and will print and keep for my own reminders. I enjoy your blog very much!