13 October 2010

Guide to a better "sane" life

Got this from a forwarded email a fren sent, probably you guys read it somewhere before, just thot i share it out with everyone. Once awhile, i need to have a reminder or wake up call like this to make me feel better about myself... read on (^^p)

Randy Pausch 47 yrs old, a computer Sc. lecturer from Mellon University, US died of pancreatic cancer in 2008, he wrote a book ‘The last lecture” before then, one of the bestsellers in 2007. In a letter to his wife Jai and his children, Dylan, Logan, and Chloe, he wrote this beautiful "guide to a better life" for his wife and children to follow. May you be blessed by his insight

Personality:

1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Don't have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
3. Don't over do; keep your limits
4. Don't take yourself so seriously; no one else does
5. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip
6. Dream more while you are awake
7. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
9. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present
11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
13. Smile and laugh more
14. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Community:

15. Call your family often
16. Each day give something good to others
17. Forgive everyone for everything
18. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
19. Try to make at least three people smile each day
20. What other people think of you is none of your business
21. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

22. Put GOD first in anything and everything that you think, say and do.
23. GOD heals everything
24. Do the right things
25. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
26. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
27. The best is yet to come
28. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful
29. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
30. If you know GOD you will always be happy. So, be happy :)

after reading this, it kinda make me felt better in a way. life isn't that bad, just gotta think about the +ve parts more than the -ve part. i wanna dedicate the above to my one & only dear brother of mine, the genius in the family, happy birthday dear Ken, may you have many many fantastic fabulous great birthday to come! i love you!

8 comments:

ChloeRuoyi said...

Yup, great points to ponder on. I think I've read this before but it's good to read them again. Thanks for sharing... and happy birthday to your didi! :)

mNhL said...

great points. I enjoyed reading them.

Tekkaus said...

Wow...it is life a complete guide for those who are insane. LOL :D

slavemom said...

I esp love #11. And Happy Birthday to ur bro!

cleffairy said...

I wish I can tell this to the shrew of my MIL.

Mummy Gwen said...

Thanks for sharing. I really need this to lift my spirits up. I like #6..hehe..

prince n princess mum said...

Nice sharing...

Alice Law said...

I read a bout it some time ago, quite truth and it's indeed a great motivation for life!