February 29th, 2008
A forwarded email that I want to share…
Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn’t happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.
1. Pray for PEACE everyday and let it begin with YOU
2. Go to bed on time and get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
3. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your schedule, or will compromise your mental health.
4. Delegate tasks to capable others.
5. Simplify and unclutter your life.
6. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
7. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
8. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things all together.
9. Separate worries from concerns and take one day at a time.
10. If current situations cause you pain, anxieties and concerns, pray over these and pay attention to what God is trying to tell you and have you do; and then rid your life of whatever it is that causes your pain, anxieties and concerns. But if you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it and trust that you’re exactly where you were meant to be at this point in time of your life.
11. Live within your budget — don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
12. Have backups — an extra car key in your wallet, a house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
13. KMS (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
14. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
15. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
16. Get enough rest.
17. Eat right.
18. Get organized so everything has its place.
19. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
20. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
21. Every day, find time to be alone.
22. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
23. Make friends with Godly people.
24. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
25. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good ‘Thank you Jesus.’
26. Laugh and then Laugh some more!
27. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
28. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
29. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
30. Sit on your ego.
31. Talk less, Listen more and Slow down.
32. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
33. Every night before bed, think of one thing you should be grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.
“If God be for us, who will go against us?”