Rules to Live By

Happy Saturday Friends! I recently had a long and enlightening conversation with one of my dear friends who shared a similar upbringing. The array of topics and memories we shared reminded me of something I read a few years ago. Following are some thoughtful rules to live by that wish to share with you from a Huffington Post blog I read. There were 10 in all, but I especially liked Rules #5 & 6.


RULE 5: BELIEVE IN RECIPROCITY


Treat others the way you want to be treated.


There are always times that you don’t want to do something for others because you have to go out of your way, it’s out of your comfort zone, you can’t be bothered. But remember the law of attraction. If you send out positive energy, you will receive the same in return from people. If you go to all of your friends’ birthdays, they will make an effort to come to yours. If you treat others with respect, they will treat you with respect. If you don’t care about others, they won’t care about you. If you take advantage of others, people will run away.


Energy can be felt. It is much more transferable than we might think. Even though some of the negative thinking is in our own head, it comes out. Try to suppress it, you’ll feel suffocated. Try to change your attitudes to be more positive, you will eventually become so. The law of attraction works.


RULE 6: BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER


Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.


No matter what happens in life, family is always there. When we’re young, friends come first, boyfriend comes first, other things come first. But no matter what happens in life, family is always there. Not always the case for everyone, but for most of us, remember, that when you’re sick, when you’re broke to the point that you can’t afford any food or shelter, you always have family. Never ever forget where you’re from and who you are. Never let the burden of the upbringing become your weakness. Embrace it because even the tough upbringing makes you who you are, makes you stronger, and shapes your attitudes towards life. Don’t forget to tell your parents you love them. They aren’t going to be with you forever.


And there you have it, Friends! Two amazing rules to live by. Remember to have the courage to follow the good path, to follow your heart and to be kind to others. And understand that family isn't always biological --there are some beautiful people in the world who never birthed us or shared our DNA, but they are there for us, with us, no matter the circumstances. May your life be full, joyous, healthier and wiser as you embrace these rules for life.


Love, Peace & Blessings be unto you





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