Ten Rules for a Happy Day

  • 1. TODAY I WILL NOT STRIKE BACK. If someone is rude, impatient, or unkind, I will not react in a like manner; instead I will strive to respond with kindness.
  • 2. TODAY I WILL ASK GOD TO BLESS MY 'ENEMY'. If I someone treats me harshly or unfairly, I will quietly ask God to bless that individual. I understand "enemy" could be a family member, friend, neighbor, co-laborer or stranger: any estranged relationship without peace (Shalom!).
  • 3. TODAY I WILL BE CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT I SAY. I will carefully choose and guard my words being certain that I do not spread gossip.
  • 4. TODAY I WILL GO THE EXTRA MILE. I will find ways to help share the burden of another person--physically, emotionally, spiritually and prayerfully.
  • 5. TODAY I WILL FORGIVE. I will forgive any hurts or injuries that come my way and ask to be forgiven, should the occasion rise.
  • 6. TODAY I WILL DO SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE IN SECRET. I will reach out anonymously and bless the life of another, seeking to improve their quality of life in Christ.
  • 7. TODAY I WILL TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WISH TO BE TREATED. I will practice the golden rule. "Do into others as I would have them do unto me"- with EVERYONE I encounter.
  • 8. TODAY I WILL ENCOURAGE SOMEONE. My attitude, my smile, my words, my statement of support, can make the difference to someone who is wrestling with life.
  • 9. TODAY I WILL NURTURE MY BODY AND MY MIND. I will eat less, and only healthy foods. I will thank God for my body, for it is His temple, His home, where He abides as I seek to renew my thoughts and think on things that are good, wholesome, pure, righteous and honorable.
  • 10. TODAY I WILL GROW SPIRITUALLY. I will spend a little more time in prayer today. I will continue reading something spiritual or inspirational, to be a vessel of His sanctification. I will find a quiet place and listen to God's voice.

Some Good Thoughts - Rules for a Happy Day - Because Jesus Loves Me