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    Exclamation 28 Secrets to Happiness

    As found in The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs.

    - Live beneath your means and within your means.
    - return everthing you know.
    - donate blood.
    - stop blaming other people.
    - admit it when you make a mistake.
    - give all the clothes you haven't worn in the last three years to charity.
    - every day do something nice and try not to get caught.
    - listen more; talk less
    - every day take a 30-minute walk in your neighbourhood.
    - skip tow meals a week and give the money to the homeless.
    - strive for excellence, not perfection.
    - be on time.
    - don't make excuses.
    - don't argue.
    - get organized.
    - be kind to kind people.
    - be even kinder to unkind people.
    - let someone cut ahead of you in line.
    - take time to be alone.
    - reread a favorite book.
    - cultivate good manners.
    - be humble.
    - understand and accept that life isn't always fair.
    - know when to say something.
    - know when to keep your mouth shut.
    - don't criticize anyone for 24 hours.
    - learn from the past, plan for the future and live in the present.
    - don't sweat the small stuff.

    I love these. How about you, anymore you might want to add.

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    Realize that life is not about YOU. We are here for God's purpose and pleasure and to serve and please him.

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    Help your children with random acts of kindness....
    Let them rake a neighbors yard, take trash cans out on collection day, pick up litter as they walk, and teach them never to expect or except more than a Thank you !

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    This is fantastic Thank you! I have one to add.
    Words are important, be careful which ones you use.

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    these are great, teach your children to respect everyone young and old.

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    I love these. We so often get so busy we forget about little things that bring happiness. I can't wait to hear what Janet Luhrs has to say about true happiness in our course.

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    I love Janet's list. I have been working at achieving a lot of her points for the past few months.

    Lori, I absolutely love your suggestion. I taught my kids to do this, they are in their 20s now and I think it made a real difference in how they grew up.

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    Don't take each other for granted! A common mistake in marriage and one easy to fall into I know!

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