Right now, while you're sitting at home scrolling down your Tumblr dashboard, there is someone bringing a child into the world, someone has just fallen in love, someone is sleeping, someone just recieved a life changing sum of money, someone's getting married, someone is learning to read, a child just said their first word, someone is staring into space and someone is having the best day of their life. But, right now...someone has also just been told they have weeks to live, someone has just commited suicide, someone is begging on the streets just to be able to eat, someone has just lost the most important person in their life, someone is being held prisoner, someone is sitting in a factory working for 16 hours a day earning close to nothing. You're sitting on a chair, you have electricity, heat, food, clean running water and you have enough free time to read this. So before you start complaining about your own life, think of the others than wouldn't know how.
“People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”—Salma Hayek (via kari-shma)
Health: 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. Play more games. 6. Read more books than you did in 2009. 7. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 8. Sleep for 7 hours. 9. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
Personality: 10. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 11. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 12. Don’t over do. Keep your limits. 13. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 14. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip. 15. Dream more while you are awake. 16. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 17. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 18. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others. 19. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. 20. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 21. 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. 22. Smile and laugh more. 23. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Society: 24. Call your family often. 25. Each day give something good to others. 26. Forgive everyone for everything. 27. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 28. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
Life: 31. Do the right thing! 32. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 33. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 34. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 35. The best is yet to come. 36. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.