1. Be Kind
  2. Try not to hurt others, but realize that sometimes you are going to do things that do hurt people. When you have to do these things, be as gentle as possible
  3. Don’t ghost people
  4. Be the kind of friend that you want to have
  5. Don’t text when walking down the street
  6. Read at least twenty minutes a day
  7. Do something that makes you smile every day
  8. Drink tea
  9. Listen to what others are actually saying, not what you want them to say
  10. Remember how your actions reflect who you are
  11. Don’t buy anything that you don’t love
  12. Be open to new ideas
  13. Try not to call anyone stupid
  14. Really try hard not to call anyone stupid
  15. Laugh at yourself when you do something idiotic
  16. Be proud of yourself when you do something good
  17. Cry if you are hurting
  18. Buy yourself flowers because you deserve it
  19. Remember that the number on a scale is just a number
  20. Keep learning
  21. Keep an open mind
  22. Remember that your way is not necessarily the only way
  23. Remember that there is more than one way to do something
  24. Remember that other people have really good ideas
  25. Remember that perfect is just a word in the dictionary
  26. Tell the people you love that you love them
  27. Tell the people you love how you feel about the big stuff- keeping these things secret is bad
  28. Forgive
  29. Forgive
  30. Forgive

These are some of my rules for life.

What are yours?

60 thoughts on “Rule For Life

  1. Good rules, LA. My list wouldnโ€™t be too different, except for the tea. And including the caveat that you can โ€œsayโ€ whatever you want about people as long as the words are held in your thoughts only! ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Of all the altruistic rules listed here, I’m glomming onto #19…guess it could qualify as a sort of ‘Kindness to myself’ type of admonition, eh????!!!!
    I’ll add 2 ideas to your list – word them however you wish – that being: Remember we are part of a bigger whole & Give thanks daily to the Giver of Life.
    Enjoy your Labor Day, LA (that rhymes – HA!)

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  3. Rule Number One – do unto others etc
    Rule Number Two – stupid is as stupid does
    Rule Number Three – you can’t fix the world
    Rule Number Four – three rules are enough for a man, even God only had ten

    Drinking tea is not a rule it’s a self-evident truth. (See Rule 2) ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. LA,
    Had to laugh cuz I just responded to your comment on my post and I said something to the effect that kindness matters and then this is the first rule on your list. Practice gratitude, eat as well as you can, stay hydrated, be curious, act in honesty, sing something everyday… even if you’re tone deaf! Hug someone every day! Make yourself useful! Love your list! Mona

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  5. I love numbers 13 and 14 lolโ€ฆI agree with all of them and I would add try to always put yourself in the other persons shoes especially when they are difficult to deal with.

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  6. Nice rules, although I’d argue with being repeatedly forgiving for the same poor behaviour. A saying I heard once which resonated is “make a fool of me once – your fault, make a fool of me twice – my fault (for allowing it)”. I forgive freely, but I also expect the other person to make every effort not to require my forgiveness – repeatedly – for the same infraction.

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  7. If each and every one of us (tried) to live by these rules then the world would be a better, I have one of my very own to appreciate a woman’s beauty………makes a day so much more enjoyable! (well you did ask ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  8. A wonderful, expressive list! 18,25 and 27 are the ones that jumped out at me. Sometimes sharing the big things is hard, but yes, it is important! You ended the list in a powerful way too. For if we don’t forgive and carry bitterness around then its hard to do the other things on the list! Especially, the not calling someone “stupid!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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