Rule 1: Let's fill our minds with
thoughts of peace, courage, health,
and hope, for "our life is what our thoughts make it."
Rule 2: Let's never try to get
even with our enemies, because if we do
we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's
do as General
Eisenhower does: let's never waste a minute thinking about
people we don't like.
A. Instead of worrying about ingratitude,
let's expect it. Let's remember
that Jesus healed ten lepers in one day--and only one thanked
him. Why should
we expect more gratitude than Jesus got?
B. Let's remember that the only way to find happiness is
not to expect
gratitude--but to give for the joy of giving.
C. Let's remember that gratitude is a
"cultivated" trait; so if we want our
children to be grateful, we must train them to be grateful.
Rule 4: Count your blessings--not your troubles!
Rule 5: Let's not imitate others. Let's find
ourselves and be ourselves, for
"envy is ignorance" and "imitation is
Rule 6: When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a
Rule 7: Let's forget our own unhappiness--by trying to
create a little
happiness for others. "When you are good to others,
you are best to yourself."