Basic advice for life in 2019


Since the first of the year there have been published so many “To Do Lists” that it is easy to get tired just reading all those lists. 

I have collected some of these lists and have decided to share some of the items with all of you.  One of my resolutions this year is to be more aware of my decision to smile and enjoy life.  So most of the following things to do are focused on smiling more and enjoying even the difficult times in life.

One way to get ahead and stay ahead is to use your head.

Formula for youth:  Keep your enthusiasm and forget your birthdays.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but lack of curiosity and enthusiasm wrinkle the soul.

Measure your success by the challenges and lessons you learn along the way.

Take risks in your life.  If you win, you can lead; if you lose, you can guide someone else.

In this world, people will always throw stones on the path of your success.  It depends on what you make from these stones – a wall or a bridge.  I resolve to build bridges.

Challenges and difficulties are opportunities from God to make life more meaningful.  Smile and thank Him because such challenges prevent life from being boring and they become blessings in the long run.

It is not what you don’t have that limits you; it is what you have but don’t know how to use.  Be creative and use your brain.

Making mistakes isn’t stupid; disregarding them and not learning from them is.

Admitting you’re wrong is like saying you’re wiser today than you were yesterday.

A cheerful friend is like a sunny day.  Shine, smile and let your light bring cheer to others.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud today.

Be the reason someone smiles today!

No rule of success will work if you don’t.

Nothing and no one is perfect, so make peace with your imperfections.  Peace nourishes fruitful growth and a grateful heart.

Ideas (and dreams and hopes and plans) are funny little things … they won’t work unless you do.

We all need time alone: to think, to dream, to wonder, to open our eyes and heart to God’s everyday blessings in our life.

Life is like an exciting book, and every year, every month, every day starts a new chapter.  I will embrace the newness of everyday and every happening knowing that it is one of God’s blessings.

And remember: The difference between a corrupt person and an honest person is:  the corrupt person has a price while the honest person has value.

Today turns a new page in the history of your life.  Each moment of today is a little pocket of time crammed with all of life’s possibilities.You can’t control the length of your life, but you can control the width and depth.

Live life in love.  And love the life you have, that God is blessing you with.  Live fully in 2019.