by Curt Kovener
A friend sent me a Handbook for 2010, some advice for the new year. It is sound and I am sharing its wisdom with you.
For better health this year:
•Drink plenty of water.
•Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
•Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
•Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
•Don’t just take time but make time to pray.
•Play more games. (And I don’t think they mean headgames.)
•Read more books than you did in 2009.
•Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
•Sleep for 7 hours.
•Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
For a better personality this year:
•Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
•Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
•Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
•Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
•Dream more while you are awake.
•Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
•Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
•No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
•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.
For a better society this year:
•Each day give something good to others.
•Spend some time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
•Try to make at least three people smile each day.
•What other people think of you is none of your business.
•Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
•However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
•No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
•Always keep in mind that the best is yet to come.
by Curt Kovener