Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Almost There

Sooo close to finishing the kitchen. Why do we collect so much junk over the years? I am finding it impossible to find space to put everything back, nicely.
In the meantime, I received this in an email today and it is lovely.

A COPY OF THIS SHOULD BE ON EVERY MIRROR !!!
HOW TO REALLY LIVE
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. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to be a light in someone's life today.'
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 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..
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:'In five years, will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. Faith in something is important
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change, and you will survive.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following
Statements: I am thankful for _______. Today I accomplished _______.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
25. Please send this to everyone you care about.
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Will see you soon with pictures.
Lisa xo

7 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh I love that, Lisa. Thank you for posting it. Lots of good food for thought and valuable advice.

So now you have me wondering if everything is going back in your kitchen or if you are going to be culling some things???

Hen said...

That's a really good message. Look forward to seeing the kitchen revamp...

Sal said...

That's brilliant!!Every blogger should read it!! ;-)

GenerallyGemma said...

Love it! It couldn't be more timely for me, I am soo printing this out and sticking it somewhere!

MelMel said...

I've been having a dreaful day and reading this has really spoken to me....its all so true, so i'm feeling chilled!
cheers!xxx

Amongst The Oaks said...

Thank you for the words of wisdom. I think I'll print that out and post it on the mirror just like you suggested.
Your new kitchen looks lovely. Great job!
Laura

Moving on up! said...

I love this list. I will have to print it our. Very nice thoughts.