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My 10 inspired by The Blogger formerly known as That One Mom

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My great friend Kristin, the blogger formerly known as That One Mom has been on a roll this week.  First, she came out of the closet.  Changed her name on her blog and Twitter, when she decided to share her true authentic self with the rest of the world.  I loved the post.

Then today, she posts her 10 Commandments of Kristin.  Her basic rules of being Kristin.  Fabulous post.  If you haven't already, go read it here.

So....I am doing my own.  Basically, these are a set of non-negotiable guidelines if you will to live by.  Everyone has them, but, writing them down and really thinking about what makes the top ten is an exercise I think we can all benefit from.

Here's my list:

1. Love thy self.  (You must love yourself before you can love others.)

2. When in doubt, opt for truth.  (The truth will always set you free.)

3. Do it with passion or don't do it at all.

4. Don't sweat the small stuff.  (The big stuff is never in short supply.)

5. Forgiveness begins with me.

6. Never go to bed angry.

7. Enjoy the moments.  (They are gone too quickly, no time to lament what you didn't enjoy the first time around.)

8. Take time when you need it.  (You are no good to yourself or others when you need a moment to breathe, grieve, cry, etc.)

9. Teach love, don't just preach it.  (Actions speak louder than words!)

10.  LAUGH.  Laugh long.  Laugh loud.  Laugh often.

So...what are yours?  Have you ever sat down and written them out for yourself?


drollgirl said...

well you have a very good list here! #10 is my favorite. i would die without the laughs. must have them!

a friend of mine has a great saying, which is: ALWAYS OPT FOR AWKWARD SILENCE. i tend to put my foot in my mouth a LOT, and might be better off following this guideline. lol

Shell said...

I love these!

Dee said...

Damn! Yours are good too! I'm gonna have to sit down and write up my list!

Babes Mami said...

Great list Momma!

Mo 'Betta said...

Awesome! I thought Kristen 'thebloggerformerlyknownasThatOneMom' had a couple of awesome posts too. I read most of my blogs from my phone, and it's a bi*ch to comment, but wanted u to know that this post and the previous one rocked. I need to really be careful and control my "control issues" and let my children be who they are meant to be. And I love the princess cake!

Kristin said...

I love it! I love you! And I love do it with passion or don't do it all.

Mammatalk said...

What a cute header!

No, I haven't written out commandements, but there's something to gnaw on! :+)

princessr9 said...

I'm defintely going to have to work on mine.

The Blue Zoo said...

Love your list!

I dont know if I have commandments.. Im gonna have to think about it!

Daffy said...

I've been thinking of mine since I read Kristin's list yesterday.

First I wondered if I even could think of 10...then I wondered if I could narrow it to 10. And then I wondered if I was crazy :o)

At such a turning point in my life I think this is an exercise that is more than just important. I do believe I will continue to work on my will be a part of my entries that are in my notebook that I carry back and forth to my 'expensive friend' appointments. No doubt she will enjoy exploring my top 10 with me.

Great list!

gayle said...

Your list is great! I will have to think about mine.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Love and adore these. I've been in my own world this past week so I missed your post and K's. Gotta catch up on my girls and their incredible powerful posts. Also, the pic of Belly I can see at the bottom of this post/top of the next, OMG cuteness! Have to read that, shortly, too!