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Tips for an Exceptional, Superb and Powerful Life

I was at an utter loss for a blog entry today, when I was blessed to receive this from a wonderful friend in Qatar. Many thanks, Grammy!

Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life!

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 lock if you have to.

3) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and get more sleep.

4) When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, ‘My purpose is to________ today.’

5) Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

6) Watch more movies, play more games and read more books than you did last year.

7) Always pray and make time to exercise.

8) Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of Six.

9) Dream more while you are awake.

10) Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less foods that are manufactured in

11) Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds
& walnuts.

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

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

14) 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.

15) 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.

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

17) Smile and laugh more. It will keep the energy vampires away.

18) Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

19) Life is too sho rt 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 screw up the present.

23) Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

24) Ladies – Go on and burn those ‘special’ scented candles, use the 600 thread count sheets, the good china and wear our fancy lingerie now. Stop waiting for a special occasion. Everyday is special.

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

26) Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27.) Forgive everyone for everything.

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

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

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

31) Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch with them.

32) Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

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

34) The best is yet to come. (in Heaven)

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

36) Do the right thing!

37) Call your family often.

38) Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: ‘I am thankful for __________.’ Today I accomplished _________.

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

40) 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.

Please share with friends!

January 30, 2008 - Posted by | Exercise, Family Issues, Health Issues, Spiritual


  1. I loved this

    I have personally experience the truth behind all the 40 points you mentioned

    In 2007, i started realizing how true no 25 was. Once i took charged of my happiness everything so magically turned out right. My ultimate aim was to sincerely achieve no. 22 and 27. The other items helped me reach that stage.

    Life is beautiful if you want it to be.

    Thank you Intlxptr for sharing this. I absorbed quite a lot of positive energy just reading it. *smiles coz she know she’s gonna have an excellent day today*

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Oh…i forgot…the only thing i still do is skip breakfast 😦 I just get up too late to enjoy eating it slowly…but one of these days, your early morning pictures will inspire me to get off my (beep)early πŸ˜€

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. loves it!

    Comment by Baroque | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Simple yet poignant.
    I have to say I have a lot to work on, especially 23 and 35.

    If you like this kinda stuff you’ll enjoy this:

    Comment by G.E&B | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  5. MP, I am not good at all these things, but I DO have a thing about really good sheets, good china, and using the family silver! πŸ™‚ And I believe in keeping away those energy vampires!

    Thanks, Baroque. πŸ™‚

    GE&B – LLOOOLLLL – I have a LOT to work on! I will check out the Chicago Trib article once the internet in Kuwait speeds up a little again.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  6. Wow–what an uplift! I have never heard the term “energy vampire” but how appropriate it is. I manage most of this in a week but have to figure out how to condense it into a day.

    Comment by momcat | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  7. I’ll be 80 this year and still learning. The list has been a great reminder of some things I’ve learned and shall now incorporate some new things. The older I get the happier I have become. Some lessons come hard but worth it. I get up at 4:00 a.m. every morning to a wonderful day with my 10 cats to take care of and love. I’m the litter box queen in my home. What blessings from the Lord.

    Comment by Katmom | February 18, 2008 | Reply

  8. What a powerful and delightful testimony, Katmom! Welcome! Anyone who loves ten kitties is a friend of mine! I love what you said “the older I get the happier I have become.” WOW!

    Comment by intlxpatr | February 18, 2008 | Reply

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