New Year Resolutions We Can Keep...
Let this coming year be better than all the others. Call up a forgotten friend.
Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories.
Share a funny story with someone whose sprits are dragging.
A good laugh can be very good medicine.
Vow not to make a promise you don't think you can keep.
Pay a debt. Give a soft answer. Free yourself of envy and malice.
Encourage someone to do his or her best.
Share your experience and offer support.
Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with family and good friends.
Make a new friend.
Resolve to stop magnifying small problems and shooting from the hip.
Words that we have to eat can be hard to digest.
Find the time to be kind and thoughtful.
All of us have the same allotment: 24 hours a day. Let's make them count.
Give a compliment. It might give someone a badly needed lift.
Think things through. Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.
Apologize when you realize you are wrong. An apology never diminishes a person.
Don't blow your own horn. But make it a habit to blow someone else's.
If you've done something praiseworthy, it has been noticed.
Try to understand a point of view that is different from your own. You don't have to agree, but do try to understand.
Examine the demands you make on others. Lighten up.
When you feel like blowing your top, ask yourself, "Will it matter in a week from today?"
Laugh the loudest when the joke is on you.
The sure way to have a friend is to be one.
We are all connected by our flawed humanity and we need each other.
Avoid malcontents and pessimists. They drag you down and contribute nothing.
Don't discourage a beginner from trying something risky. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Be optimistic. The can-do spirit is the fuel that makes things go.
Read something uplifting.
Deep-six the trash. You won't eat garbage – why put it in your head?
Don't abandon your old-fashioned principles. They never go out of style.
When courage is needed, ask yourself, "If not me, who? If not now, when?"
Walk tall, and smile more. You'll look 10 year younger. Don't be afraid to say, "I love you".
Say it again.
They are the sweetest words in the world.
-- Ann Landers
YOU WERE MEANT FOR THE SKIES..
This story reminds us how important a healthy self-image really is...
A man found an eagle's egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eagle hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.
All his life, the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he thrashed his wings and flew a few feet in the air.
Years passed. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong, golden wings...
The old eagle looked up in awe. "Who's that?" he asked. "That's the eagle, the king of the birds," said his neighbor. "He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth – we're chickens."
So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that is what everyone said he was and he never questioned it...
My friend, you were meant for the skies..
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