Thursday, January 1

Words to live by

I have been thinking about a post for New Year's day and couldn't quite come up with the right words. As timing in the universe would have it, I stumbled upon my friend Janell's blog. Here's her pass along post from the Dalai Lama that sums up life quite nicely. Please share it.
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the 3 R's:Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake; take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go some place you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
Think freely, and pass it along.


High Desert Diva said...

Peace for 2009!

Oh2122 said...

I love his writings.

And besides that, doesn't he just LOOK like someone who is at peace?

Happy New Year!

nuvonova said...

I like #16, but I like to do that more than once a year!

Kate said...

A healthy, happy prosperous 2009 to you and your family Sherry, and a very Happy Birthday to your gorgeous son.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Thanks for sharing this Sherry and I wish you and your family the best in 2009 and beyond.

Stacey said...

Very thoughtful, thank you for posting it. :)

Barbra said...

Warm wishes for a wonderful,healthy 2009. Great post.

Anonymous said...

Well said.
Claps !

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

I was going to tell you which ones I particularly love, but it turns out I particularly love them all.

I have been recently thinking a lot along the lines of #4, #12 and #13. Very timely...

(My automatic word verification for this comment is an anagram of "clueless". How apt.)

Athena's Armoury said...

I've seen this before, but it's always a great reminder. Happy New Year!