Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Great Recipe for 2009

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3.When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'

4.Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5.Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

6.Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7.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.

8.Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9.Life isn't fair, but it's still good. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

10.Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

11.You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

12.Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

13.Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all

14.No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

15.Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

16.Forgive everyone for everything.

17.What other people think of you is none of your business.

18.GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

19.However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

20.Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

21.Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

22.Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.

23.Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

24.When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.


Angela said...

What a wealth of wisdom you've shared in this post. A recipe for peace of mind. I needed to read this.

Leah Reeves said...

I love this post and really loved your last post.

I am trying to figure out why we adopted from Ethiopia? Was it just to have a baby....No. If not, then what am I to do with this NEED to do something. We all struggle I guess. That is mine!


Kristi J said...

I love that...I posted it one time on my blog great!! 2 weeks?? until court?? wow, praying for you guys, kristi

Sweet Patience said...

This was a super fantastic post Amber!
It reminds us all of the simple things in life that we need to see at times when we forget because we are caught up in being too busy with everything. Thank you for sharing this recipe and your words of wisdom. Perfect timing!

imacootie said...

I read this at the perfect time! It really is a great reminder, and brings up some great ideas to try! Thanks for sharing!

ronda said...

Great reminders to keep things in check. Thanks for keeping us posted. We are excited to hear the good news about your court date! Tyler left yesterday for Marine boot camp in San Diego, haven't heard from him yet - should by tomorrow though. He graduates in April, then on to his specialized school / training.