Finding Happiness

There are so many wonderful blogs online and as a blogger, I follow many. In fact, I can’t keep up with my reading! AMS Daily recently posted 36 Things You Should Do To Find Happiness. Many of the suggestions I liked; however, I have added, deleted and customized the list, which appears below. I have heard and read so many sad stories lately, I felt it was appropriate to share this information in hopes of it bringing a bit of joy.

1. Pray

2. Rest is so important ~go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say no to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule or those that will compromise your physical or mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify/de-clutter your life and surroundings.

7. Less is more.

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don’t lump the hard things together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the kid in you everyday. In fact, being around children makes you more child-like.

16. Carry an enlightening book with you to read while waiting.

17. Eat healthy.

18. Get organized so everything has its place.

19. Listen to uplifting music.

20. Write down thoughts and inspirations and visit it often. Share with others.

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 pray.

23. Make friends with nice 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!”

26. Laugh.

27. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

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.

32. Slow down.

34. Remind yourself that everything is going to be ok.

35. Remember your manners.

36. Live the Golden Rule.

37. Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that you’ve never been grateful for before.

©My Unplanned Life and 2012.


About mswd

I am an individual living with a spinal cord injury. How the injury occurred, how I found out how severe my injury was and how my planned life suddenly became 'unplanned' is included in this blog. Also included is how the injury has tested my family and me. I believe you will discover it has been both a mentally and physically challenging ordeal and I learned a few lessons along the way. While I am still defining my life’s purpose since the injury, I have uncovered those who are injured, live with pain or have other obstacles to navigate are never able to escape. However, come with me as I explore ways to improve my life, learn to live with multiple neurological conditions, educate others and look for the silver lining. I believe with a little willpower, my caring family and God's guidance I will learn to forgive, hopefully forget how I was treated and dismissed by a doctor and uncover life's new purpose. I pray for painfree days and answers to questions that keep swirling through my mind. I also pray for a cure for neurological conditions and for the doctors to treat their patients with respect. Welcome to my journey. I would love to hear about yours!
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2 Responses to Finding Happiness

  1. Beth says:

    Words to live by, Marsha!!! Thanks for reminding me of what is important in life!!!

    • mswd says:

      Thanks so much Beth! I have been thinking about you a lot lately and hoping you are recovering nicely. Expect a few setbacks…they happen. Keep the faith and all will be well. You are in my prayers! XO

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