11.20.2007

Meaningful Days

Here is something I borrowed from a close friend and soon-to-be relative from her blog: Ria's Blog


Mondays are for Compliments: This overcomes our tendency to critize and be judgmental of others, which robs us of laughter. Look for the good in others, tell them about it, and you might just end up laughing together. "A kind word often goes unspoken, but never goes unheard."

Tuesdays are for Flexibility: There is no laughter in being stubborn. We all get set in our ways and yet it is a good thing to be open to new ideas. It can be more fun than being in a rut. An open mind lets the laughter in. "The tree that bends in the wind does not break."

Wednesdays are for Gratitude: A good way to feel miserable is to always think you need something more to make you happy. An attitude of gratitude brings serenity and laughter. "As you go through life, let this always be your goal; Keep your eye upon the donut and not upon the hole!"

Thursdays are for Kindness: Think of ways to help make the other person’s life a little easier. Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share. "The practice of kindness creates healthy relationships and community connection and inspires people to pass kindness on to others."

Fridays are for Forgiveness: Forgiveness means letting go of anger. Find a way to see those who have hurt you in the new light of compassion. Releasing anger makes you healthier and opens up room in your heart for more laughter."I never hold a grudge because while I am being angry the other guy is outdancing!"

Weekends are for Chocolate: Remember to eat some chocolate or any other favorite food. Remember to take time for leisure, pleasure and relaxation. "A bad day fishing beats a good day working."

-World Laughter Tour, INC.

Thanks Ria!

Today, I am grateful for friends, family, God, Baby Katie going home from the hospital and for getting so close to a break from school (sick of my project...but life could be worse!)

Love,
Rachel

2 comments:

Kelly said...

I think I'll copy that and post it by my computer! :) hugs!

Jamie said...

Hi there! Thanks for the comment on my blog (fray.adjacent). I don't have any subscription or rss feed option sorry :(

I love this post! I guess I'm going to have to work on being grateful today :) I love the doughnut analogy!