Sunday, July 20, 2008

40 tips.....

Hmmmmmmmm....lots going on...LOs and photos to share but have to upload...had lovely school holidays...more than a few tears and sooking from Poppy as we made her give up her dummy :(
But I thought she'd be MUCH worse....breaks my heart when she cries!

I'm getting BIGGER each week...waddling due to a sore back...Lots of tags to do on here...will be back later to share properly!

You know how you often get sent *those* inpirational emails....well here is a fabulous one that really struck a cord with me! Hope you like...

40 Tips for a Better Life
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.
3. Buy a DVR and tape your late night shows and get more sleep.
4. When you wake up in the morning complete the followingstatement, 'My purpose is to __________ today.
'5. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
6. Play more games and read more books than you did in 2007.
7. Make time to practice meditation and prayer. They provide uswith daily fuel for our busy lives.
8. Spend time with people over the age of 70 and under the ageof 6.
9. Dream more while you are awake.
10. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat lessfood that is manufactured in plants.
11. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wildAlaskan salmon, broccoli, spinach, kale greens, almonds & walnuts.
12. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
13. Clear clutter from your house, your car, your desk and letnew and flowing energy into your life.
14. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, OR issues of thepast, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead investyour 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 awaylike algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
16. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinnerlike a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
17. Smile and laugh more. It will keep the NEGATIVE BLUES 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 spoil the present.
23. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea whattheir journey is all about.
24. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
25. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In fiveyears, will this matter?'
26. Forgive everyone for everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. REMEMBER GOD heals everything.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Yourfriends will. Stay in touch.
31. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
32. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.33. The best is yet to come.
34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
35. Do the right thing!
36. Call or email your family often.
37. Each night before you go to bed complete the followingstatements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished_________.
38. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
39. Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney World and youcertainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride throughlife so make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
40. Help someone that is less fortunate than yourself!


Ali said...

Hey mel. awwww poor lil poppy! oh so sad she has to give up her strong! :) I love your 40 tips, esp, number 4"When you wake up in the morning complete the followingstatement, 'My purpose is to __________ today" - gives your day purpose and sets goals, number 5"Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy" and "your too blessed to be stressed" great one! thanks. xx

Belinda Venables said...

Oh Melis. I remember taking Madelin's dummy from her.
She 'gave' it to a friends and then after that for weeks she would find ones that she had stashed all over the house! lol

Enjoy your week.


Anonymous said...

Aww, what a gorgeous piccy! Hopefully she is okay with giving it up!

Thanks for sharing that email, I really needed a pickmeup and that is perfect!

Maz xx

scrapwitch said...

poor miss poppy...she will be ebtter for it Mel 2 both had dummies.and its took no time at all for them to get over it ..
love those inspirational statements !

Julie said...

awwwwww - what a cute pic of Poppy! It's hard to take the dummy off them, even harder for mum to hear their crying. Maddy was my dummy kiddo (lol, that doesn't sound good does it ;) - thought we'd never get through getting her off it. Hard times but definetly worth it.
Love that list of 40 tips.

chat soon
Julie xx

Gizmo said...

Oh, Miss P is such a big girl now!!
I'm sure she won't even remember she had a dummy soon :)
I love the 40 tips too, definately something to try there!
Look after yourself and bubs:)
Chat soon

Binxcat1 said...

I am printing those 40 tips and putting them on my wall... I need to read them EVERY day! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE the Gingerbread LO. Good luck with the dummy thing... we had D off her bottle for a couple of weeks then she found one under the bed and we are back to square one with her because I was a weakling because she was sick at the time. Oh well, we'll get there. Hope the rest of your pregnancy is trouble free. Can't believe SHE (that's my guess... but I really want you to have a boy so I will have Melis Boy LOs to lift! ;)) is nearly here.