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darlingbud Fri 01-Apr-05 14:46:06

By Robert Louis Stevenson.

1. Make up your mind to be happy - learn to find pleasure in simple things

2. Make the best of your circumstances - no-one has everything and everyone has something of sorrow intermingles with the gladness of life. The trick - make laughter outweigh the tears.

3. Don't take yourself too seriously - don't think that somehow you should be protected from the misfortunes that befall others.

4. You can't please everybody - don't let critisism hurt you.

5. Don't let your neighbours set your standards - be yourself.

6. Do the things you enjoy doing but always stay out of debt.

7. Don't borrow trouble - imaginary things are harder to bear than the actual ones.

8. Since hate poisons the soul, don't cherish enmities ot grudges - avoid people who make you unhappy.

9. Have many interests - if you can't travel read about new places.

10. Don't hold post mortems. Don't spend your life brooding over sorrows or mistakes. Don't be the one who never gets over things.

11. Do whatyou can for those less fortunate than yourelf.

12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

Rhubarb Fri 01-Apr-05 14:48:00

Have a Bud' - he forgot that.

Kayleigh Fri 01-Apr-05 14:49:02

Eat chocolate - he forgot that too !

kama Fri 01-Apr-05 14:50:24

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kama Fri 01-Apr-05 14:50:53

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Kayleigh Fri 01-Apr-05 14:58:16

true kama, but a bottle will go further

HappyDaddy Fri 01-Apr-05 14:59:30

Don't make lists!

SeaShells Fri 01-Apr-05 15:01:56

I'm happy, I do all of them, except for the debt one!

SeaShells Fri 01-Apr-05 15:06:40

Got a new one..... dont even apply for tax credits!

dropinthe Fri 01-Apr-05 15:10:42

Dont sit on Mumsnet allday!!

kama Fri 01-Apr-05 15:13:35

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