Wise Words From a Quaker Newsletter

 

 

 

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Live beneath your means.

Return everything you borrow.

Stop blaming other people.

Admit it when you make a mistake.

Give clothes not worn in 3 years to charity.

Do something nice and try not to get caught.

Listen more; talk less.

Every day take a 30 minutes walk.

Strive for excellence, not perfection.

Be on time.

Don´t make excuses.

Don´t argue.

Get organized.

Be kind to kind people.

Be kind to unkind people.

Let someone cut ahead of you in line.

Take time to be alone.

Reread your favorite book.

Cultivate good manners.

Be humble.

Realize and accept that life isn´t fair.

Know when to keep your mouth shut.

Go an entire day without criticizing anyone.

Learn from the past.

Plan for the future.

Live in the present.

Don´t sweat the small stuff.

It´s all small stuff.

~From a Quaker newsletter~

 

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Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole – 02/06/1950 – 12/31/15

Daughter of Nat King Cole, she brought us many songs to remember. The media have hardly mentioned her passing .There is no 24 hour coverage like Whitney Houston. But nevertheless she stirred our hearts with her velvety voice . Winner of 9 Grammy’s, she was most famous for the song unforgettable

But this was my favorite song of her’s.

Sing in heaven  Natalie , your music lives on.

Happy New Yew (You)

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Champagne fueled resolutions are not my thing , in fact I stay away from resolutions that tie me down and make me feel I failed 365 days later!

But  here are a few things I will strive to do more of this year.

Take deep stomach breaths every day.

Sleep well and long.

Take Vitamin D.

Go online learn some yoga poses and try to do some every day.

Hang out with people who only uplift and give you joy.

Eat well, a little less of fat, carbs and sugar and more of all things pure and good.

Let things go , wash off your back, bad relationships, bad feelings, bad memories, bad conversations.

Get rid of useless possessions not used in the past year.

Be financially responsible – go through your  bills from 2015 , see what services you use , check your  automatic payments, check your credit card bills – Is there a service you don’t use as much ? ( I realized I am paying for  phone data I do not use !) Put away at least $15 for holiday shopping for Dec 2016 – You will have $ 180 extra cash come end of the year.

Do not procrastinate or make excuses on a dream – despite what you think you can achieve anything.

Make your last thought and prayer before you go to sleep  a thought of gratitude of the day you just had.

Happy New You!

 

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