Wednesday, March 26, 2008


1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple

2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone
has something of sorrow intermingled with gladness of life. The trick is to
make the laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be
protected from misfortune that befalls other people.

4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

5. Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but stay out of debt.

7. Never borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than real

8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish jealousy, enmity, grudges.
Avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.

10. Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your time brooding over sorrows or
mistakes. Don't be one who never gets over things.

11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

-Robert Louis Stevenson-


  1. All easier said than done! :)

  2. Now you've let the catz out of the bag! Or should I say, "Out of the mouths of catz." Either way, words to live by.

    Faerie hugz


  3. Right on. Nothing worth having is ever easy. Happiness is worth it.