Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Break from Waiting.

March is all about waiting - waiting for the winter to thaw, waiting (and working) for the next career opportunity and best yet - waiting for the arrival of new baby. As the dreary days creep along, I'm looking for a little something to cheer me up - booze, tanning and long, expensive dinners are out. So I've been back on caffeine and racked up hours of quality time with friends and family (I guess they'll do for now...). Also, as dead-tired as I am after work, I am forcing myself to at least go to the gym a few times this week - to help aid in the swelling and nightly battles with uncomfortableness.

I was cleaning out my work inbox and found this little gem from one of my friends. I normally don't like these cheesy-forward-things - but this must have struck a cord with me in January when she sent it - and it resonated with me today. I edited this down to a reasonable list and hope this give you what it gave me today - a much needed mental boost. Cheers (with a half-decaf coffee)!  

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
3. Live with the 3 E's - Energy,
Enthusiasm and Empathy.
4. Make time to reflect.
5. Read more books than you did in 2010.
6. Sleep!

7. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
8. Invest your energy in the present moment.
9. Keep your limits.
10. Don't take yourself so seriously.
11. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
12. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
13. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
14. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Smile and laugh!
16. Call your family often.
17. What other people think of you is none of your business.
18. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

19. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
20. The best is yet to come.

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