Points to Ponder
Shortcuts to a happier life




          Seven Rules:

       1.  Laugh

       2.  Plan the Future

       3.  Eat Healthy Food

       4. Love

       5. Keep Your Brain Active

       6. Socialise (or if  you're the other side of the pond, socialize)

       7. Laugh





120    Ways to fill your life with benefits

  1. Answer the phone with a smile. 
  2. Ask someone if they need help.
  3. Approach every day with enthusiasm.
  4. Be a global citizen. 
  5. Be a good loser.
  6. Be a good winner.
  7. Be courteous to everyone.
  8. Be kind to yourself.
  9. Be patient.
  10. Be punctual.
  11. Be romantic.
  12. Be sincere.
  13. Become an Organ Donor.
  14. Become the most enthusiastic person you know.
  15. Call someone.
  16. Call someone for their birthday.
  17. Call someone you have fallen out with.
  18. Call your Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa.
  19. Cherish the ones you love.
  20. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  21. Compliment someone.
  22. Compliment yourself
  23. Congratulate someone on their success.
  24. Connect with your family.
  25. Contribute 10% of your income to charities of your choice.
  26. Display cheerfulness.
  27. Display good manners.
  28. Drop unwanted clothes at a charity that can use them.
  29. Donate blood.
  30. Donate.
  31. Email someone.
  32. Encourage others.
  33. Feed someone or an animal.
  34. Focus on making things better not bigger.
  35. Give.
  36. Give encouragement to children.
  37. Give people a second chance.
  38. Give someone a hug.
  39. Give someone hope.
  40. Give someone some fruit.
  41. Give thanks and gratitude.
  42. Give thanks for every meal.
  43. Give thanks for the moon and the stars.
  44. Give your seat up on public transport.
  45. Go to class reunions.
  46. Greet someone.
  47. Have fun.
  48. Help an elderly person cross the road.
  49. Help an older person.
  50. Help those who have fallen on hard times.
  51. Help your teacher.
  52. Improve your attitude.
  53. Improve your diet
  54. Laugh lots. It's the music of the soul.
  55. Leave everything a little better than you found it.
  56. Let people in front when you're stopped in traffic.
  57. Let people know that you are there for them when they need you.
  58. Let someone know you care.
  59. Live with passion.
  60. Look after those you love.
  61. Look after your Mind, Body, Spirit.
  62. Love Life.
  63. Make a promise to someone and keep it.
  64. Make some new friends.
  65. Make yourself aware of the birds singing.
  66. Never be afraid to say you're sorry.
  67. Offer to help your neighbour.
  68. Open a door for someone.
  69. Pick up something that someone has dropped.
  70. Practise empathy.
  71. Pray for others.
  72. Pray for wisdom and courage.
  73. Publicly praise someone.
  74. Put your trash in the bin.
  75. Put someone else's trash in the bin.
  76. Raise money for a charity.
  77. Remember people's birthdays.
  78. Read your children a bedtime story.
  79. Read a book. 
  80. Recycle newspapers, bottles and cans.
  81. Rekindle old friendships.
  82. Relax.
  83. Respect all living things.
  84. Respect tradition.
  85. Say hello to someone.
  86. Say 'Please' and 'Thank you' a lot.
  87. Say to someone, 'It's a wonderful world!'
  88. Search for opportunities to make people feel important.
  89. Send a birthday card to someone.
  90. Send a friend or loved one a card.
  91. Send love.
  92. Send positive thoughts.
  93. Send someone a gift.
  94. Send someone some flowers.
  95. Send this website to at least 3 people.
  96. Send Valentine's cards and sign them from someone who thinks the world of you.
  97. Settle your mind.
  98. Share.
  99. Share your enthusiasm.
  100. Show respect.
  101. Smile at someone.
  102. Sponsor a child.
  103. Stand up when greeting someone.
  104. Support someone who's lost a loved one.
  105. Take time to smell the roses.
  106. Tell someone you miss them.
  107. Tell your children you love them.
  108. Tell your parents how much you appreciate them.(Whether they are here or passed on, they will still hear you)
  109. Tell your wife, husband, partner that you love them.
  110. Text someone.
  111. Thank people.
  112. Thank the people who empty your garbage.
  113. Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
  114. Visit a Retirement Home to spend time with the residents.
  115. Visit patients in hospital.
  116. Visit someone.
  117. Volunteer
  118. Wave to someone.
  119. Welcome new neighbours.
  120. Whistle a happy tune.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

 So throw off the bowlines.

 Sail away from the safe harbor.

 Catch the trade winds in your sails.

 Explore. Dream. Discover."         --Mark Twain