Success is leading your life forward according to those things that are most important to you. What happened to simple, plain old common sense? The type of sense that our grandmothers and mothers imparted on us that we actually used in how we conducted ourselves and lived our lives.

Like this:

    • Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
    • Time heals almost everything, give time, time.
    • Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
    • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
    • Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
    • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
    • Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements, “I am thankful for…” and “Today I accomplished…”
    • Call your family often.
    • Take a 10 to 30 minute walk everyday and while you walk, smile.
    • Forgive everyone for everything.
    • Dream more while your awake.
    • What other people think of you is none of your business.
    • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
    • Enjoy the ride. Remember this is not Disney Land and you certainly don’t want a fast pass. Make the most of it and enjoy the ride.
    • Smile and laugh more.
    • Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
    • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn, pass all your tests. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
    • Your job won’t take care of you when you’re sick. Your friends will. Stay in Touch.
    • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
    • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
    • Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
    • When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, “My purpose is to… today”.
    • Remember you’re too blessed to be stressed.
    • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
    • The “BEST” is yet to come.
    • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
    • Make peace with your past, so it doesn’t mess up your present.
    • However good or bad your situation is, it will change.
    • Live with the 3 E’s; energy, enthusiasm, and empathy and the 3 F’s; faith, family and friends.
    • Show up and choose to be PRESENT.



When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.  ~Joyce Brothers