Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Good Recipe

Mix the Right Ingredients
While the
following is not perfect, it has lots good ideas about how we could make our life more meaningful. Some of my suggestions for changes are in red. You may have more changes. Life can be better if we let God take the lead in our life.

  1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It s the ultimate anti-depressant. Get some exercise. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days per week.
  2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to. Read your Bible and Pray every morning. Listen to what God has to say to you. Thank God for all your blessings.
  3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________'.
  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. Eat fish once or twice per week.
  6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  7. Spend quality time with your family!
  8. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.Think on the good things. Keep God in your thoughts throughout the day.
  9. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
  10. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. Good to remember this.
  11. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. It's hard to hate anyone you pray for, so pray for everyone, especially your enemies.
  12. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Try to see yourself as God sees you, that will make you humble. Having true humility is important.
  13. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  14. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. When God forgives the past is clean, don't let the devil hinder you with past failures.
  15. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Look to Jesus. Remember our purpose in life is to be like Him.
  16. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  17. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
  18. Forgive everyone for everything.
  19. What other people think of you is none of your business. Don't fret about others, we have enough to do to keep ourselves straight.
  20. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.
  21. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  22. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
  23. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  24. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________. Read some verses in the Bible every night. Pray every night, and be thankful to God.
  25. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  26. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it. When you are feeling down, go help someone in need. That will help you by helping them.
Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
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Quote of the Day
You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
~ Will Rogers

Joke of the Day
Tommy was a crotchety old fellow who always took breakfast with his wife. He would read the morning paper while she fumed at his neglect, and today of all days because it was their 25th wedding anniversary.

“Tommy!! Tommy!! Put down that paper and let’s talk about how we are going to celebrate our wedding anniversary today. What do you suggest?”

Tommy put his newspaper down, removed and polished his glasses, stared for a moment into the distance, then said, “How about two minutes of silence?”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your
journal so much today Jim. I think
we would all live a better life if
we could make those things a part
of our day! Enjoying your
convention gems from paris also!