Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Beautiful Life

~koritzee~ sent me an email with a powerpoint presentation in it that was just beautiful. The music, the pictures, and the words all combined to create a very lovely and poignant presentation. I tried to figure out how to post the powerpoint here, and came up empty. So I opted for sharing the words, knowing that some of the impact is lost, but most of the meaning is still here. Many of these are already things I practice or believe in, and I can assure you that they are truths which I've found helpful.

  • Take a 10-30 minute walk everyday, and while you walk, smile.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to _____ today."
  • Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, Empathy; and the 3 F's: Faith, Family, Friends.
  • Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  • Dream more while you are awake.
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • Realize that life is a test and you are here to learn, pass all your tests. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  • Smile and laugh more, it will keep the energy vampires away.
  • Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone/
  • Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does.
  • You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagreement.
  • Make peace with your past so it won't mess up your present.
  • Don't compare your life with others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  • Forgive everyone for everything.
  • What other people think of you is none of your business.
  • Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  • Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will stay in touch.
  • Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
  • The best is yet to come.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
  • Do the right thing.
  • Call your family often.
  • Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for_____ ." and "Today I accomplished _____ ."
  • Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.
  • Enjoy the ride. Remember that this is not Disney World and you certainly don't want a fast pass. Make the most of it and enjoy the ride.



  1. There's lots of definite YES, YES, YES!!! things on this list lovely one. Thank you for sharing it.

    love and hugs xxx

    ps....saw your exchange with Chloe about there a reason why there isn't a choice for name/url here? Just wondered. x

  2. You're very welcome!

    Well that's a good question about the lack of name/url thingy...I only changed 1 setting, so I'm not sure what happened. For what it's worth, when I clicked on your name above it did take me to your space here, which of course redirects to the correct location. So I don't know if it already knew who you were or if something's amiss.

  3. Thanks for sharing this Tapestry,its lovely. I'm going to print it and put it on my office wall. I would love to have seen the powerpoint presentation.