Saturday, December 26, 2009

Handbook 2010


  1. Drink plenty of water.
  2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
  3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured from plants.
  4. Live with the 3 E's: Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.
  5. Make time for reflection.
  6. Rediscover creative thinking and think like a child. Play more games.
  7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  9. Sleep for 7 hours.
  10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile.


  1. Enjoy your own life journey and don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  2. Use your energy wisely, invest it in things that you can control in the present moment.
  3. If you are in control, you're not going fast enough (Mario Andretti - former Formula 1 racing driver)
  4. Laugh at yourself, it shows great humility.
  5. Be a connector, not a gossiper.
  6. Dream more while you are awake (kids - don't do this at school!)
  7. Adopt abundance thinking. You already have all you need.
  8. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  9. Chinese proverb: when near black ink, you become black; when near red ink, you become red. You can choose to love or hate someone or something. Do you want to be loved or hated?
  10. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil your present.
  11. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  12. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  13. Smile and laugh more.
  14. Instead of thinking why the other person is disagreeing with you, ask yourself "why is the other person thinking differently to me?"
  15. If you are no longer able to change the situation, you have the ultimate choice to change yourself. Will you?


  1. Call your family often.
  2. Each day give something good to others.
  3. Forgive everyone for everything.
  4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
  5. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  7. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


  1. Do the right thing!
  2. The truth is out there. Always speak the truth.
  3. Everything will heal with time and you are in charge of how long.
  4. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  5. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  6. The best is yet to come.
  7. When you awake alive in the morning, be thankful for it.
  8. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

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With acknowledgement to Madhumita Katta

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