I hope to build this into a list of basic and fundamental principles and practices for happy living. They are in no particular order, just listed as I come up with them or as people share them with me. Check often as I update them sporadicly. Here they are…

Principle #1
Do not carry your past to your future, especially when it is not your present.

Principle #2
People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Do not confuse them. Do not hold on when it is time to let go and do not let go when you must hold on.

Principle #3
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Principle #4
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
~Albert Einstein

Principle #5
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
~C.S. Lewis

Principle #6
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Principle #7
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Principle #8
Love is both an adjective and a verb. You need each to reinforce the other.

Principle #9
Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.
~Proverbs 15:15

Principle #10
An apology means nothing when you keep doing what you apologized for.

Principle #11
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
-Pablo Picasso

Principle #12
Forgiveness is not for the other person; it is for you.


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