8 Rules to Produce Happiness

8 Rules to Produce HappinessI found this in some old book that was a compilation of quotes, thoughts, and poems, and likely wrote it down about 30 years ago.

“Happiness is the desire of most people.  But the number of folks who miss it is appalling.

Instead of living in the sunshine of happiness, they are dwelling under the cloud of gloom.  The road they follow leads to the swamp of despair instead of the garden of happiness.  This need not be.

There are a few simple rules that, if followed, will produce happiness.  They are:

1) Keep your mind stored with constructive thoughts.

2) Look for the beautiful and pleasant things in life.

3) Adjust yourself to whatever happens in life so as to make the best of it.

4) Have no regrets — live in the present instead of the past.

5) Give every man a square deal, whether he be prince or pauper.

6) Do your job, no matter how humble it may be, with the best efforts you can give.

7) Do something for someone every day.

8) Have faith in yourself, your fellows and God.”

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    • david
    • November 8, 2009
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  1. Reply

    Super article. Simple, do-able rules. Direct and clear. I like it! Thanks for writing.

    • Lee
    • November 10, 2009
    Reply

    Wonderful quotes to ponder upon, great wisdom in words. Thank you so much Shawn.

    I found this Cherokee prayer and would like to share it with you….

    As I walk the trail of life
    in the fear of the wind and rain,
    grant O Great Spirit
    that I may always walk
    like a man……. Cherokee Prayer

    • Leonora Dompor
    • November 10, 2009
    Reply

    A person who truly love GOD above all and his fellowmwn is the happiest person.This is very basic.Seek first the kingdom of God and everything shall be added unto you.
    by the sweetest little angel,
    UNI DOMPOR

    • Lynn
    • November 10, 2009
    Reply

    If everyone could read these very simple rules and abide by them.
    I really think the world would be a better place. I am posting them so everyone in my family can read them and learn.

    • Sandy
    • November 10, 2009
    Reply

    It seems so simple and pure…why are there so many unhappy people? These have value because they serve to remind people how easy it can be to live with strength, integrity and ultimately, happiness.

    • Subhash
    • November 10, 2009
    Reply

    “KEEP DOING GOOD. IT BOOMERANGS IN THOUSANDFOLD TO YOU”.
    Subhash

    IT IS REEALLY A SPLENDID WORK – I APPRECIATE.

    • Laurie Vowels
    • March 12, 2010
    Reply

    Good guidance to live by, all of them.

    • Alex Allen
    • May 24, 2010
    Reply

    Happiness is a state of mind that really depends how we see the situations in our lives each day. you can have all the riches in the world but still see it as a lonely place.~*,

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