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#1 A10CalGal

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    Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:24 AM

    I received an email entitled "Getting Through It" from my mom recently, and I think it's a good compilation of advice about taking care of you, especially in difficult times.

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

    2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a clock if you
    have to.

    3.) Always pray and make time to exercise.

    4.) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of six.

    5.) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat fewer foods
    that are manufactured.

    6.) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat broccoli, almonds & walnuts.

    7.) Try to make at least three people smile each day.

    8.) Clear your clutter from your house, car, desk, and let new and
    flowing energy into your life.

    9.) Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past,
    negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead, invest your
    energy in the positive present moment.

    10.) 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.

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

    12.) Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

    13.) Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

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

    15.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

    16.) Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

    17.) Don't compare your life to others'. You have no Idea what their
    journey is all about.

    18.) Ladies - Go on and burn those 'special' scented Candles, use the
    600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear fancy lingerie now.
    Stop waiting for a special occasion. Every day is special.

    19.) No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

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

    21.) Forgive everyone for everything.

    22.) What other people think of you is none of your business.

    23.) Time heals almost everything. Give time, time!

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

    25.) Your job won't take care of you when you are Sick. Your friends
    will. Stay in touch with them.

    26.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

    27.) Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. God
    provides, remember?!

    28.) The best is yet to come.

    29.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

    30.) Do the right thing!

    31.) Call your family often.

    32.) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements:
    'I am thankful for __________.'

    Today I accomplished _________.

    33.) Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

    34.) Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you
    certainly don't want a fast pass. You only have one ride through life so
    make the most of it and enjoy the ride.


    #2 Celina

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      Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:39 AM

      WONDERFUL words to live by! Thanks for sharing!
      "Love is not who you live with...it's who you can't live without"

      #3 rach220

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        Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:52 AM

        WONDEFUL words of wisdom! Thanks Christa...I'm emailing it to my mom right now...she's so stressed out; hopefully this will at least make her smile...

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        #4 A10CalGal

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          Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:53 AM

          Yay, I'm glad you like it :)

          #5 *Casey*

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            Posted 15 December 2008 - 11:47 AM

            Great rules to live by... I love this list! Thanks for posting it, Christa... I already feel cheered up

            #6 Kathie

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              Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

              I love that. My best friend has ovarian cancer and I talked to her yesterday and she is so stressed. I'm going to send this to her right now. Thanks!

              #7 JHarwood2Be

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                Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

                Thanks for posting, it's a great reminder of what life should be about!
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                #8 Andre

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                  Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:35 AM

                  Christa, many thanks for posting such a thoughtful list. Doesn't so much in life move around realizing #19?

                  Happy holidays,


                  #9 MarieSam

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                    Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:03 AM

                    I LOVE this Christa ~ thank you so much!! :) I feel inspired already and am excited to share this with my friends and loved ones

                    #10 YoursTruly

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                      Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:21 PM

                      very well said and a reminder to put life in perspective. thanks so much for sharing

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