Guidelines For Today’s Living
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Make up your mind to be happy… learn to find your 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.
- Have many interests… if you can’t travel, read about places.
- Don’t hold post-mortems or spend time brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
- Don’t be the one who never gets over things.
- Keep busy at something… a very busy person never has time to be unhappy.
This list was written by Robert Louis Stevenson over 100 years ago and is still so relevant today. I read it in a little book that I bought my Mom for Mother's Day and thought I'd like to share it with you.
Have a good day!