Angel thoughts


I have been reviewing my notebook of clippings and came across this little piece by an anonymous writer entitled “Angel Thoughts”. Its subtitle is “Resolutions for Simple Living”. I share some of them with you with the hope that they may help your life gain a joyful, productive, and exciting perspective. Plus provide you with food for thought and reflection.

Live beneath your means. Return everything you borrow. Stop blaming other people. Admit it when you make mistakes.

Give clothes not worn to charity. Do something nice and try not to be caught. Listen more, talk less. Everyday take a 30-minute health walk.

Strive for excellence, not perfection. Be on time. Don’t make excuses. Don’t argue. Get organized. Be kind to unkind people. Smile.

Let someone cut ahead of you in line without complaining. Take time to be alone. Cultivate good manners.

Be humble. Realize and accept that life isn’t always fair. Get to know when to keep your mouth shut. Spend an entire day without criticizing anyone.

Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff when considered in the light of eternity.

Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one family. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.

You teach little by what you say, but you teach most by what you are. The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known; for a man is by nothing so well betrayed as by his manners.

Others will follow your footsteps more easily than they will follow your advice.

Life is like a band—we need not all play the same part, but we must play in harmony.

To stay youthful, stay useful. Be at war with your vices; be at peace with your neighbors. A cup of example is worth more than a liter of advice.

Walk softly. Speak tenderly. Pray fervently. A smile is an asset, a frown is a liability. A good place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.

It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong. Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich. Not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned. Not what we profess but what we practice that makes us Christians.