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Food for Thought

Oct 20, 2017


Dr. Richard Clark

The State 4-H Office often shares both food and thoughts to keep our spirits high. This was shared this week by Dr. Joseph Donaldson. I thought it was worth pondering in a world that seems to be going in the wrong direction.

Food for thought! - Live beneath your means. Return everything yo borrow. Stop blaming other people. Admit it when you make a mistake. Give clothes not worn in three years to a charity. Do something nice and try not to get caught. Listen more; talk less. Ever day take a 30-minute walk. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Be on time. Don’t make excuses. Don’t argue. Get organized. Be kind to kind people. Be kind to unkind people. Let someone cut ahead of you in line. Take time to be alone. Reread your favorite book. Cultivate good manners. Be humble. Realize and accept that life isn’t fair. Know when to keep your mouth shut. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone. Learn from the past. Plan for the future. Live in the present. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.

Live beneath your means.
Return everything you borrow.
Stop blaming other people.
Admit it when you make a mistake.
Give clothes not worn in three years to a charity.
Do something nice and try not to get caught.
Listen more; talk less.
Ever day take a 30-minute walk.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Be on time.
Don’t make excuses.
Don’t argue.
Get organized.
Be kind to kind people.
Be kind to unkind people.
Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
Take time to be alone.
Reread your favorite book.
Cultivate good manners.
Be humble.
Realize and accept that life isn’t fair.
Know when to keep your mouth shut.
Go an entire day without criticizing anyone.
Learn from the past.
Plan for the future.
Live in the present.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
It’s all small stuff.