I can't say I follow or exude each of these all the time, but I can say these are things I have noticed for making life more livable.
Take them for what they are worth.
As a point of reference I wrote all of these while I was walking my friend’s dog, Sydney, from 1000 feet above sea level on the Haleakala volcano last week.
Was I distracted and not following a few of my points? Sure, but sometimes the juices get flowing and you have to let them out. Here is what came out. Enjoy!
Here are my 51 observations for 51 years:
Respect your elders
There is more to life than money
Mean people suck
Life is short
Little splurges matter
Say thank you and mean it
Do the right thing
Never need to say you are sorry
When you do have to apologize... Mean it
Have a plan ... No matter how small
Watch a sunset
Watch a sunrise (in the same 24 hours)
If you are 25 now how many of these have you considered, done, lived, experienced?
Ready for more?
26. Hold a door
27. Smile more
28. Purge the old
29. Keep the good
30. One thing in. One thing out
33. Do hard things
34. Find the time
35. Turn it off / Turn it on
36. Do things that scare you
37. Spend time with family
38. Create a family – Biologically or otherwise
39. Be comfortable being alone
40. You have two ears and one mouth. Use them in proportion
41. Bring the donuts
43. Look up
44. Look around
45. Look for ways to give back
46. Expect positive results
47. Work hard to achieve your goals
48. Take a back road
49. Take the high road
50. Take a different route to work
51. Love People … not things