I got this forward in my email today-usually I ditch forwards like hot-cakes, but there were a few of these that made me go "hmm...I'm doing okay."


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant. (okay, I can vouch that getting in better physical shape does wonders for your mood)

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to. (rrrrrriiiight....can I hire someone to do this for me?)

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the
following statement,
'My purpose is to __________ today.'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and
eat less food that is manufactured in plants. (fresh food, CHECK!)

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli, almonds & walnuts. (CHECK!)

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day. (and to those who say I 'try too hard' go sit in your grumpy little corners)

7. 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. (or to paraphrase, keep moving forward, move on, get over it, look ahead)

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince
and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card. (Ramen?)

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. (I would love to tell some people that no one ever said life would be fair, but that sounds very trite.)

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. (I have never managed to hold a grudge longer than 48 hours...hehee)

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. (But some manage to put every word I say under a magnifying glass *ahem*)

12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. (Exes? What exes?)

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. (Do they make this one in a bumper sticker?)

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. (And only you can make good things happen. Why not do that, and then do something nice for someone else too?)

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals EVERYTHING, in HIS time.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. (Some people dwell so much in misery, it seems they wait for the next bad thing to seize upon. Those people are their own worst enemies.)

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. (You probably have more than enough. Try downsizing a little-you'll appreciate what you have even more.)

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

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. (you lost me on this to the grey hairs....)

25. Please Forward this to everyone you care about.

So, I apologize for a non-knitty post, but I have two items in the works: one is a gift for a baby shower agaaaaain, and the other is the much sought-after version of the slouchy beret, a la fields of heather. Once its done I'll post the pictures and the pattern for FREE. Yay *ding ding ding*

And finally, have I mentioned I love my latest FO the Wedgewood Blouse? I just need to get my picture taken in it, which is challenging lately. Maybe I could teach my little lovebug how to use a camera, once he masters the potty, (not eating) crayons, and basic speach......