Nine Simple Rules to Have Contentment

When we came into this world, we did not get an instruction manual on how to live a happy life, but if we think about it for a moment, we realize that we don’t really need one. Life can be much simpler than we think it is and the only thing we need to do to be happy is to remember these golden rules. These should be our guidelines to life. They will remind us each and every day how we should be looking at the world and at life.

 

Before we say something bad, we should think about those who can’t talk and say something back.

Before we complain about the taste or variety of our food, we should remember there are starving people in the world.

Before we yell at our partners, we should think of how lonely some people feel as they go to sleep in an empty bed.

Before we complain about the state of things today, we should think about all the people who never got to see this day.

Before we get upset because the house is a mess, we should remember that there are people who don’t have a roof over their head.

Before we let traffic and long commutes irritate us, we should think about how fortunate we are to have a job and a car.

Before we point an accusing finger at someone, remember that we are not perfect and we make mistakes too.

The most important rule of them all:

Before we let a depressing thought ruin our mood, we should put a smile on our face and be thankful we are alive!

Life is easier to take than we think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.

What is the sure sign of contentment? A content person has no complaints whatsoever regarding anything, neither does he crib nor grumble about anything. Such a one lives at zero complaint level.

We should not forget, every day, to look in five different directions:

Forwards – To know where we are going and plan our work ahead and, more importantly, workout our plan.

Backwards – To remember where we came from, our humble origin and avoid past mistakes.

Down – To make sure we don’t step on others or ruin things along the way. Sideways – To see who is there to support us and who needs our help and support.

Sideways – To see who is there to support us and who needs our help and support.

Up – To remind ourselves that there’s someone who’s watching over us.

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