Thursday, June 26, 2008

12 Rules to Live By

12 Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson
- Make up your mind to be happy.
Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
- Make the best of circumstances.
No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously.
- Don’t let criticism worry you.
You can’t please everybody.
- Don’t let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.
- Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
- Don’t borrow trouble.
Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.

- Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges.
Avoid people who make you unhappy.
- Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about places.
- Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
- Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
- Keep busy at something.
A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

1 comment:

  1. I think I need these on a plaque to read every morning or in a cute little book. Counting the days til you arrive!!!!!