Thursday Thirteen Reminders

Lifecruisers 13 reminders

1. Be myself - which I’m almost an expert on, but there is tiny little situations where it’s easier to just float with the stream to fit in and I want to avoid them too.

2. What I say to people may be washed out after a while, but they’ll never forget how I made them feel.

3. Always treat others like I want to be treated myself. In every situation, think after what I myself would feel, want, think if I were them. Act - or speak - first after that.

4. Normal people are people I don’t know. Statistics about mental health says that 1 person of 10 is suffering from some kind of mental illness. Then think of 9 of your friends. If they are totally OK, it could be you. In my case I’m already convinced that it’s me, but my friends too? Is it normal to be crazy? *lol*

5. All every day happenings shall be seen as small miracles, because they are - if I start to think about them. I shall not ever again get so used to them that I don’t appreciate them.

6. In every person there is something to love. Or at least should be… I’m trying very hard sometimes to find it…

7. I am so grateful that I was born as a women (Mr Lifecruiser is just nodding now *lol*). I think it has some BIG advantages… [insert imagination here]

8. Smile and laughter is contagious, so I should always start smiling and laughing and people will follow my example. (Maybe not 6.30 on a Monday morning though… :-)

9. Always be honest to myself and others without being brutally honest. Make clear to others that I’m honest and ask them if they really want a honest answer….

10. Do something really crazy, totally standing out from my normal schedule or habits, just to get a real hang of the feeling of being ALIVE and not so darn predictable.

11. If there is a problem, I will concentrate on finding the solution and not on the problems negativity. I don’t waste energy on whining - I will do something about it instead!

12. I don’t worry - be happy :-)

13. Being happy doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect. It just means that I look beyond all of the imperfections and decides to be happy despite them.


Comments on Thursday Thirteen Reminders

  • 1
    Sonya UNITED STATES said:

    These are great words of wisdom for all of us to follow.

  • 2
    Carol UNITED STATES said:

    Good list! I need to take those to heart! My TT’s up.

  • 3

    “Being happy doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is perfect. It just means that I look beyond all of the imperfections and decides to be happy despite them.”

    What a wonderful thought to use as a guiding force.

  • 4
    Jo UNITED STATES said:

    Nice list! We all need reminders like that. Thanks!

  • 5

    If there is a problem, I will concentrate on finding the solution and not on the problems negativity. I don’t waste energy on whining - I will do something about it instead!

    GREAT advice.

  • 6
    Mary UNITED STATES said:

    Great list! Wonderful reminders and I really likeed them!

    My list is up too!

  • 7
    Amy UNITED STATES said:

    #6 is very very very hard sometimes and I try very very hard to remember that as well! I still need to learn that one some more….:oops:

  • 8
    tnchick UNITED STATES said:

    great reminders! i seem to always do 1 and 10 withut a reminder… but i could use a few reminders for some other things. hehe

  • 9

    Great advice! I printed that one out! My TT is up!

  • 10
    Janice CANADA said:

    really great list - they are all so important but I think like #2 the best

    My T13 is up too

  • 11
    Cheryl UNITED KINGDOM said:

    Lovely list! :-)

  • 12
    Cheryl UNITED KINGDOM said:

    Wow - a freedom list, makes me want to go and do something!

  • 13
    Laci UNITED STATES said:

    Those are some great words to live by!

    Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by my blog! :smile:

  • 14
    eph2810 UNITED STATES said:

    I totally agree with the smiling/happy. I just hasn’t worked on my new job - everyone is grumpy - all the time. I haven’t seen anyone smiling back at me - yet.
    But than again it could be that we have over 100F already…
    Happy Thursday.

    Lifecruiser: That doesn’t sound good, no smiling hah? Wow, *whistles* 100 F, that’s 37.7 Celsius and that’s HOT! We never get that hot weather over here, usually seldom over 30-35 Celsius (86-95F) and mostly around 25 C (77F) in the summer. Today it’s bad weather and only spring yet, so we have 11 Celsius (51.8 F). No good either, that’s making a lot of poeple over here not smiling! We have so short summers so we really need them and last one was a strange one with a lot of rain. This one bound to be better!!!!

  • 15
    mar SPAIN said:

    Yes! don’t worry , be happy! you put together a wonderful list, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day :)

  • 16
    susan SINGAPORE said:

    #1 is true, there are situations where we have to go with the flow to avoid things i.e arguments hehehe

    #2 reminds me of someone that always said that to me , it meant alot.

    I love your t13! Happy Thursday!

  • 17
    Mandy NETHERLANDS said:

    I love your #13, now that is sooo true! and so well written too :)

    Unlike you, I DO tend to worry, and I can’t help it. I really wish I could stop.

    Happy Thursday Mrs Lifecruiser!

  • 18
    Debi UNITED STATES said:

    Thanks for the reminders! Work is a bear right now so I need to remember to look at the positive.
    And I’m one of the not normal people myself. :-)

  • 19

    Some very good words of wisdom here. Great TT list.

  • 20
    carmen UNITED STATES said:

    First, I really like your 13 banner. :) And second, what do you do if you think both you and all your friends are the crazy ones. Makes someone else’s odds a bit better. :)

    Lifecruiser: Thank you Carmen, hadn’t thought of that odd fact *lol*

  • 21
    sisiggy UNITED STATES said:

    I’ve always felt happiness was mostly a decision you make. Some people will go out of their way to dredge up something to be miserable about. Toxic people. I try to avoid them because who am I to change them, yet that’s usually their goal. They want you as miserable and complaining as they are.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, Sisiggy I agree with you. I don’t understand them. WHY would any one want to be unhappy? *shaking my head*

  • 22
    anneberit NORWAY said:

    Great and positive TT! Mine’s up too ;)

  • 23
    Mummy CANADA said:

    what a wonderful list. It takes work to be happy, and it seems you are working well at it.

    Good on you!

  • 24
    Karen UNITED STATES said:

    All great reminders! Thank you so much for taking the time to share those!
    My TT is up!

  • 25
    Wystful1 UNITED STATES said:

    Wonderful list….I think the “speak” part is very true….so often people don’t THINK before they speak and hurtful words come out of their mouths without realizing it.

    Drop by if you can and see if you can guess any of my T - 13 list!

  • 26
    Regina SWEDEN said:

    I think the key is looking beyond happy and deciding to be is the absolute spot on comment!
    Life is as good as I let it be.

  • 27

    wonderful advice.. thanks for sharing.:smile:

  • 28
    Amanda UNITED STATES said:

    Great ideals to live by. IT can be difficult to follow them but we must all try

  • 29
    Chi UNITED STATES said:

    What a really great list…I definitely need to practice several of them. *s*

  • 30

    Wow, what a great list. Think I’ll make a copy to remind myself. Thanks for the upbeat approach to life which is so daily!:razz:

  • 31
    Frances UNITED STATES said:

    RE: without being brutally honest
    Don’t you hate when people use honesty to just crush you?
    A great list thanks for sharing.
    Take care,

    Lifecruiser: Yes Frances, I think they need the rest of this list even more…

  • 32

    THANKS for the reminders. GREAT list!

  • 33
    Sherri CANADA said:

    Great list!!

    …mine is up too:)

  • 34

    I love your list. Though the last one could be construed as part of that mental illness you talked about, falling into the category of being delusional :mrgreen:! LOL!

    My TT is up. Hope you’ll stop by!

    Lifecruiser: Hm… you got a point there - but if so: to hell with the reality *lol*

  • 35
    Chrissie UNITED STATES said:

    Very nice 13!
    Mine are posted too!

  • 36
    Janet UNITED STATES said:

    I love your #3 and need to remember that myself!

  • 37
    Becky GERMANY said:

    all very good..I made my 11 year old read them as the “rules”.

  • 38
    Christine UNITED STATES said:

    I love your list! LIVE…LOVE…and LAUGH!! I especailly liked #4 and #12.
    Happy TT!

  • 39
    Gayle UNITED STATES said:

    Thanks for the reminders!

  • 40

    So very true. I try hard to live by #3, while #6 can be so difficult to find in some people. I imagine those one dimensional people save another side for loved ones.

  • 41
    Froggie CANADA said:

    Love the list…. I actually needed to read some of these today. Thank-you. :razz: I love the first one on your list and I really need to do more like your #11. Positive solutions… not concentrating on the ngegatives.

  • 42

    Great list. I love happiness. Oh, and I’m definitely one of the crazies!

  • 43
    Dotm UNITED STATES said:

    Great reminder list to live by. You really put a lot of thought into each one. Such a great way to look at life. Such thoughtful things for making life more happy.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, dot, I really live by them too, even if I have to have them as reminders to be sure not to forget about them.

  • 44
    Momma Bee UNITED STATES said:

    Wow, what a great and uplifting list!! Thanks for sharing that, and reminding me of a few imortant things that are too easy to forget some days! :)

  • 45
    Great Day UNITED STATES said:

    #12 - that’s what I love by:smile:

  • 46

    There’s alot of truth in number 2. To bad not more people realize that.

  • 47
    Ardice UNITED STATES said:

    All 13 are things we should live by. I especially like # 1, #2, #3 and #13.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful evening. Be Well…

  • 48
    colleen UNITED STATES said:

    Good reminders for all of us. Smile and pass it on.

  • 49

    Re: #4

    I saw a sign once that said “Normal is just a setting on the washing machine”

  • 50
    Carla UNITED STATES said:

    It is a WONDERFUL choice to be happy!

  • 51

    Words of wisdom! I always try to be myself and stay as genuine as possible. There is no normal, there is only you. Your list is so positive! I am all about looking at the positive and keeping life joyful! My list is up!

  • 52
    Lifecruiser SWEDEN said:

    Thank you every one for all your very nice comments! You know I wanted to answer and visit all of you personally, but the time… *lol*

  • 53

    I LOVE number 13 and try to do that as often as possible myself…

    also…lol I think it IS normal to be crazy …That is what I tell myself anyway …lol

  • 54

    That’s a great list and words that we should all try to live by. I like the one about laughter. It is very contagious.

  • 55
    Jen UNITED STATES said:

    I am pretty sure that if you got me and 9 friends together, somewhere there’d be 10 groups missing their mentally ill people. I’m not really joking, we all have issues, we just keep working through them…

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • 56
    Lauren UNITED STATES said:

    Great list of reminders for all of us. #6 is important!

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