Monday, February 23, 2009

~Such beautiful advice~

An Angel says
"Never borrow from the future.
If you worry about what may happen tomorrow
and it doesn't happen,
you have worried in vain.
Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice."
Such beautiful advice
sent to me by my friend Debbie
Thanks I needed this :-}
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety. If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.


The French Bear said...

What beautiful advice! I just love your blog and all of the absolutely wonderful inspiring creations you have! Thank you for your kind words, it is great that we both have darling Isabella granddaughters!!!
Margaret B

Vanilla Lavender said...

How beautiful Mary. Lovely! Hugs, Vanessa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Sweet Mary! This is the best advice EVER! I'm going to have to print this off. Simple things, but I need reminding often of so many of them.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents


thanks for all the great advice, enjoyed viewing it and I try and do many of the things you mentioned.
Like always I love your blog and I love you sweetie...your friend !

Rebecca said...

Oh beautiful this Post is! I just must follow along with you! Is that OK?

Blessings sweet are an inspiration.

Love, Reb

Marie said...

i needed to read this...God truly works his miracles in ways we could never think of.

Jackie said...

Mary, I love the list of advice! I think there are many there that I should get in the habit of practicing.

God bless.

Kathy said...

What great advice! I need to pay special attention to a few of those - like #2, #13, #17, etc...

Jan said...

Oh Mary, what a magnificent list! I have to share this with friends and family. It's so approprate for this day in my life, especially #35...

Thank you, my friend,for shaing!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Thank-you for sharing this. It is so beautiful...m.

Joyfulsister said...

HI Mary!!!
I love this post what wonderful advice and wisdom all in one post . You make my heart smile when I come here, and you know what??? I wish you were my neigbor lol!!!

Hugz Lorie

Shelley said...

Hi Mary,I have read this before. I agree with you,it is very beautiful,and wise advice for everyone to follow.....I have a new grandbaby,a sweet little girl,Vivian..........

Rebecca said...

Another comment for you dear M...Your banners are FABULOSO! No kidding! Who knew???

Hugs to you. You are sooo incredibly talented.


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Beautiful advice Mary, things that we need to be reminded of at times.
Hugs to you sweet friend~
Carol Anne

Recycled Rita said...

Okay Mary! Have you been in my head lately? Hanging around my sometimes complicated life? I swear this is just what I need to hear and do! Thank you!
hugs! karen....

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi sweet Mary, I loved this honey !

Mary said...

Hello Sweet Friend, So Enjoyed talking to you the other day. Hope you have stayed busy with your precious dolls:) Lovely post, I too need to copy this. Love,Me:)

The Urban Chic said...

Mary, what inspiring advice and I hope you don't mind me copying it.There is one that I can't seem to get a grip on and that is getting up early, but then you know my situation, but I do try hard---my body justs needs more rest than some. Thank you for all your beautiful posts and pictures that you share. You are truly a beautiful person. Love and Hugs, Pat

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

This list is good advice i read it twice:)Hugs Darcy

2L3Bs World said...

Thanks for sharing and for being one of my friend's list.. Have a nice day and hope to see you again soon..
Best regards,
Loida of 2L3B's

Sharon Kay said...

Mary, A list to live by, I read it 3 times. Thanks for sharing the wonderful advice!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just found your Beautiful Blog while on Four Sisters Blog. I really like it!! You post is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
Love, Marilyn

Jorgelina said...

what a magnificent list!

Joyce said...

Those were very good points indeed!
And oh can believe that "God DOES have a way of turning things around for you."

Shirl said...

Hello Mary, what wonderful advice and wisdom from your friend. I'm having a giveaway of my embroidered heartstrings on my Feb. 28 Pink Saturday post. Some by when you have a minute and enter for the drawing!

Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Julie said...

Very wise words indeed. To "Make friends with Godly People" I would add: "Avoid people who only think they're Godly."

No. 31 is hard for me. But at least now I am not surrounded by unkind people, as I was two years ago.

Anonymous said...

Wow... beautiful and no truer words ever spoken. So glad you shared this with us all.

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Jillian said...

Great list! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Mo said...

What a great post!!! Thanks, this was really encouraging.

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Mary,
I am a new follower to your blog. It is so beautiful! I like the advise that your friend Debbie sent. I needed that too. Could you please email me and let me know how to order a banner and a background from you? I want to update my blog and your banners are beautiful. Thank you.

Lee Laurie...A Southern Rose

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What lovely advice. I have copied text and will pin it up in my workroom when I have completed it. We all need that bit of inspiration and advice from time to time.
Isabelle x