02-04-2007, 08:00 PM
More than 100 years ago, author Robert Louis Stevenson offered the following tips for maintaining a positive attitude. They still apply today.

· Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

· Make the best of your circumstances. Everyone has problems. The trick is to make laughter outweigh the tears.

· Don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.

· You can’t please everybody. Don’t let criticism worry you.

· Don’t let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

· Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.

· Don’t borrow trouble. Imaginary burdens are harder to bear than the actual ones.

· Hate poisons the soul, so don’t carry grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.

· Have many interests. If you can’t travel, read about new places.

· Don’t hold post-mortems. Don’t spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes.

· Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

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

03-01-2008, 05:43 AM
..good one Darani...