Living Guide for 2011

I have had some seriously bad days going on so far in 2011. The year has definitely not been on my top ten favorite years so far. I know im not the only one to feel that wrath of 2011, as I have watched it reek havoc on the hearts of many of my friends and family alike. Death after death, loss after loss, burden after burden, heart ache after heartache…. Then today amid my afternoon homework, I came across this “LIVING GUIDE” posted on a page for a SOAP notes page I was looking at for some ideas on my project in medical terminology. It was actually rather nice… So I’m going to share it with you.




1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow ON trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured IN plants..
4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy.
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2010 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep at least 7 hours.
10.Take a 10-30 minute walk daily.  And while you walk, smile.

11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don’t have negative thoughts on things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don’t over do.  Keep your limits.
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously.  No one else does.
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake.
17. Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need.
18. Forget issues of the past.  Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes in the past, that will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.  Don’t hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree…

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70, and under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything. (or whom ever you pray too, or call your higher power)
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
37. The best is yet to come…
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. (or whom ever you pray too, or call your higher power)

39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. 

40. Share something inspiring with your friends and family! (as you can see, I have just done this!)


December is Near: Response to a post on Face Book

Well, I can tell December is about to bore its head. The “status” moster has already begun. Here is a post that I see every year:

“I don’t wanna hear happy holidays, or season’s greetings! If you can’t wish me a “MERRY CHRISTMAS” then don’t wish me anything at all! If you agree, and believe in Christ, copy and paste this as your status! MERRY CHRISTMAS from my house to yours!!! After all, JESUS is the reason for the season, ‘nough said!!!!”

(reposted from Notes on my Facebook page) VIEW ON FB HERE
This was posted on my Facebook page by a friend. It got me to thinking about a few things. and these are my thoughts on it.

First I want to say for whatever reason – Why should anyone be restricted or silenced to greet anyone with a season greeting whether it is “merry christmas” Happy Holiday “Blessed Yule”  Happy Yom Kippur or any other denomination of holiday cheer? IF a little happy Jewish lady wishes you a Happy Hanukkah and your christian for instance, why can’t you, as a christian be kind to her and say merry christmas to her. She will not be offended. I know… I’ve done it, and I consider myself neither. Why not say happy Hanukkah back? What is wrong with being jewish? Or Christian? Or Wiccan? Why must we all hate on the faith of the other? I find it so very nauseating.

My next thought is… from the line of the post “Jesus is the reason for the season”

First of all, honoring christ; in celebrating christmas it is actually dishonoring him.
Christ said, “But in vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men” (Matt. 15:9). Christmas is not a command of God—it is a tradition of men. Christ continued, “Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:9). Every year, throughout the world, on December 25th, hundreds of millions do just that! (myself included, but not in celebration of christ, although that was how I was raised)

second, Luke 2:8 explains that when Christ was born, “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” Note that they were “abiding” in the field. This never happened in December. Both Ezra 10:9-13 and the Song of Solomon 2:11 show that winter was the rainy season and shepherds could not stay on cold, open fields at night.

not to mention that several encyclopedias simply state that Christ was not born on or near december 25th. So tell me again, why is december the season of christ?

Now, in the pagan festival, Saturnalia, (december 17th-24th) also known for the merry-making, gift exchanging time of the german and celtic Yule, December 25th can be noted as the birth of the Iranian mystery god, Mithra or the sun of Righteousness. food, and entertaining, yule logs, and cakes fir trees gifts of the winter festival have all been tradition of the pagan and christian religions, but not because of the birth of christ.

I don’t know why I decided to blurt all this out. I just got a little perturbed I guess. I don’t knock Christians, Or Jews, or Any other religious denominations, I just find it very displeasing to be told how to express a greeting of a holiday that is not as cut and dry as people would like to believe. Celebrate the birth of christ, but I will continue to wish my blessings of a merry Yule, blessed Yule, Joyous Yule, Happy frigging winter solstice!

Get mad… But I still wish you all a wonderful holiday season, no matter what your cheerful for.

Blessed be.