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9 Simple Rules That Will Make Your Life Better

When we came into this world, we did not get an instruction manual on how to live a happy life, but if you think about it for a moment, you realize that we don’t really need one. Life can be much simpler than we think it is, and the only thing we need to do to be happy is to remember these rules. These are my own guidelines to life, and remind me each and every day how I should be looking at the world and at life.

Before your say something bad,
Think about those who can’t talk and say something back.

9 Rules for a Better Life

 

Before you complain about the taste or variety of your food,
remember there are starving people in the world.

9 Rules for a Better Life


Before you yell at your partner,
think of how lonely some people feel as
they go to sleep in an empty bed.

9 Rules for a Better Life


Before you complain about the state of things today,
think about all the people who never got to see this day.

9 Rules for a Better Life


Before you get upset because the house is messy,
remember that there are people who don’t have a roof over their head.

9 Rules for a Better Life


Before you let traffic and long commutes irritate you,
think about how fortunate you are to have a job and a car.

9 Rules for a Better Life

Before you point an accusing finger at someone,
remember that you’re not perfect, and you make mistakes too.

9 Rules for a Better Life


And the most important rule of them all:

Before you let a depressing thought ruin your mood,
put a smile on your face and be thankful you’re alive!

9 Rules for a Better Life


And don't forget, every day, to look in five different directions:

9 Rules for a Better Life

ForwardsTo know where you’re going and plan ahead.

Backwards To remember where you came from and avoid past mistakes.

Down To make sure you don’t step on others or ruin things along the way.

Sideways To see who is there to support you, and who needs your help.

Up To remind yourself that there’s someone who’s watching over you.

 

Send this message to all your friends,
and remind them how easy it is to be happy and enjoy life.

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