Friday, December 28, 2007

Time to be HAPPY!

As I gear up for another new year, I have made a list of things that will help me stay happy. Maybe they might help you too.

  1. Be honest. About who you are and what you say. That doesn't mean tell everything to everyone, it means being truthful about anything you tell anyone.
  2. Never say never. Truly, you really never know.
  3. No obsessing. Over food or money or guys--or anything else.
  4. Get rid of all debt (except for the mortgage of course). When you have all you need, stop buying stuff!
  5. GET OVER IT! Or better through it. Allow yourself to grieve it--then move on!
  6. Be forgiving. Yeah...this is a constant one.
  7. Make other people happy! Remember names, birthdays, send notes. Make people smile.
  8. Be nice. Don't gossip. And don't listen to gossip.
  9. Get active! Go for a walk, actually GO to that Yoga class...exercise your heart & soul!
  10. Change what you don't like. Weight, relationships, things around the house.
  11. Persevere and be powerful. Work on improving self-worth.
  12. If the one you love doesn't want it, do yourself a favor and save it for someone who does.
Happiness just makes you feel also makes you LOOK better.
I used to say that I was happy when I was thin. Now I know that I am thin when I am happy...
Life is long...don't spend time being sad, depressed or WAITING to be happy!
Start now...


Jaime said...

Words to live by Jules.
We all need to head on over to Lucille's soon, I still owe somebody dinner.

Heather McTaggart said...

This has to be the best blog you have written THIS ENTIRE YEAR! Everything you said is RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I know I say that after I read lots of your blogs, BUT SERIOUSLY THIS IS THE ONE! Publish THIS! I stand behind EVERYTHING you wrote from your heart and YOU are living proof that ALL these things are possible! You inspire me DAILY!

Eliane said...

I love it Julie! I will join you to do the same.

Sarah said...

Just to "be happy" was my New Year's resolution last year! It was great and surprizingly made me think about all the things I am thankful for throughout the entire year. Yeah!