I was inspired by a meme I saw on-line last week; a list of rules for a good and simple life that everyone should agree with—anyone with common sense, that is. I fiddled with the wording, and I added a rule or two that I thought was missing. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this list of rules for a good and simple life
- Live beneath your means.
- Return everything you borrow.
- Stop blaming other people for your circumstances.
- Admit when you make mistakes.
- Give your used but still good clothing to charity.
- Do something nice for someone without them knowing.
- Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. In other words…
- Listen more; talk less.
- Walk for 30 minutes every day.
- Strive for excellence, not perfection.
- Be on time.
- Don’t make excuses.
- Don’t argue.
- Get organized.
- Be kind to all people.
- Be extra kind to unkind people.
- Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
- Take time to be alone so you can get to know who you are and what you believe.
- Practice good manners.
- Be humble.
- Realize and accept that life isn’t fair.
- Know when to keep your mouth shut.
- Go an entire day without criticizing anyone.
- Learn from your past; plan for your future.
- Live in the present.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff; it’s all small stuff.
Are there any rules you would add to this list of rules for a good and simple life?
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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.