“Braaaaaanngh! Your alarm goes off, and you spring out of bed, into the shower, off down the stairs, trying to knot your tie and fix a cup of coffee at the same time. Oh! The toast is over baked, but then you think to yourself – “Lunch at (school, work) would be better”, and with that thought you run out to catch the bus down the street.
Tic-Tac-Tuc. The day flows so normally, just like any Tuesday would; and even without looking at the time, you get off the chair and head for the cafeteria. It is 12.15pm – Lunch time! Then follows the usual sounds: people chatting and chewing; metal cutlery clicking on ceramic plates; and the occasional door slamming.
The rest of the day drains away with sounds like: humming from the photocopy machine; (more) clicking sound of the office stapler; zooming sound of the cars passing by; not forgetting the frequent shouts from Mr. Tom – he sure has a temper. So one is grateful to be out of the building and back to “home-sweet-home”.
So I just got this in the mail from my dad. He hardly forwards mails but when he does, it’s worth reading through. This was a first in 2012 and sure glad to have read it and now sharing it with you. Enjoy
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 in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy. 5. Make time to pray. 6. Play safe or Zip Up. 7. Read more books than you did in 2011. 8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 9. Sleep for 7 hours. 10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 13. Don’t overdo it. Keep your limits. 14. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip. 16. Dream more while you are awake. 17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Do not hate others. 20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. 21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 22. 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. 23. Smile and laugh more. 24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree….
25. Call your family often. 26. Each day give something good to others. 27. Forgive everyone for everything. 28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 29. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing! 33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 34. GOD heals everything. 35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change… 36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 37. The best is yet to come.. 38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
Just here to give you an update on the Love|Life|Music Project. As promised, we are now in the prelaunch time zone i.e. from Feb 12, 2011 to Feb 12, 2012. So what’s been done so far?
We finally got a set of colors to represent the Love|Life Music Project, as well as the first set of symbols – Heart|Plant|Quaver (as shown below). The Facebook prelaunch group has also been opened, where you can be part of the development/planning phase of the project. So feel free to click on the link and join the conversation and mold up of this awesome project.
Currently on board are two great minds who have started to share their ideas and views – The Future Project‘s Ahmed Adeyanju (The Philosopher) and Tobbie ( The ThinkCreateDestroy Guy) based in the UK. We also have some other people who you can meet with at the Facebook group – where you can chat and rub minds on this creative phase. Also see the Tumblr Blog for this.
On going task includes the creating of the sound track for the project by DJ Myster Java (Nigeria) and Sound Engineer & Producer – Rasheed (Iran). So what are you waiting for? Join these people and let’s make this happen. Suggest how you can contribute to this project at the design phase – having at the back of your mind that:
The Love|Life|Music Project is all about youth Expression|Perception|Participation.