Friday, January 02, 2009

12 Rules to Live By - Robert Louis Stevenson

Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Make the best of circumstances. No one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Don’t let criticism worry you. You can’t please everybody.
Don’t let your neighbors set your standards; be yourself.
Do things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.
Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than actual ones.
Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities and grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about places.
Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

2 comments:

Caleen said...

I really love those 12 rules.. I really enjoyed reading them especially since this is my Birthday and I want to improve my life.. I am really wanting to simplify my life and enjoy life more.. I love the bracelet you made.. As always.. Beautiful!!!

Robin said...

Great rules, I always wonder when I read these wonderful quotes from other people if I will ever write anything so profound, and if there is anything profound left to write !! LOL