A Few Life Lessons

I thought I’d share these since they’re so applicable. I wish I’d known who to credit for making the slide since I got this via a forwarded e-mail, but I’ve included a link to the slideshow to view or to pass on if you’d like Tips for Better Life Slideshow.   (#6, #10,  #15,  #16,  and #20 are my favorites, what’s yours?)

  1. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 min. each day.
  3. Sleep for 7 hours.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  5. Play more games.
  6. Read more books than you did in 2009.
  7. Drink plenty of water.
  8. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
  9. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar.
  10. Make time to pray. It provides daily fuel for our busy lives.
  11. Dream more while you are awake.
  12. Smile and laugh more.
  13. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
  15. Don’t have negative thoughts about things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  16. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  17. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  18. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  19. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. This will ruin your present happiness.
  20. 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.
  21. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  22. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  23. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
  24. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
  25.  Forgive everyone for everything.
  26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  27. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  28. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
  29. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  30. The best is yet to come.
  31. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
  32. Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
  33. Your inner most is always happy. So be happy.
  34. Do the right thing!
  35. Call your family often.
  36. Each day give something good to others.


  1. Christelle · May 5, 2010

    Great tips! Thanks!

  2. slamdunk · May 5, 2010

    Super list.

    #11 I like the thought of that: “dreaming while awake.” I need to do more of it.

    #26 is essential to sanity.

    #29 reminds me of the theme for a blog post I have been kicking around and need to finish (thanks).

    And, thanks again for your question on my missing person post yesterday. I posted a response–I appreciate you reading and thinking.

    • faithlooksup · May 5, 2010

      Thank you. Can’t wait to read your post based off the #29 point. I posted another comment to your response regarding the missing person. I just hope it’s a positive outcome for her. Many blessings to you!

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