Laugh-A-Day: Rules For Being Human

Rules For Being Human

You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called LIFE. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like these lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid. It makes no difference, you will learn lessons.

There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiment that ultimately “works.”

A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

“There” is no better than “Here.” When your “There” has become a “Here” you will simply obtain another “There” that will again, look better than “Here.”

Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

What you make of life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources that you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is YOURS.

The answers to life’s questions lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust

You will get what you ask for. It may not be what you wanted, but it will be what you asked for.


Feng Shui Tip for October 9: ‘The Great Chicago Fire’

In 1871 ‘The Great Chicago Fire’ raged through that city for more than 30 hours straight. This tragic event gave birth to this ‘National Fire Prevention Week’ and that falls right in line with today’s ‘Fire Prevention Day’ energies. Both of these occasions provide annual informational and instructional events. Part of this info explains the different categories of burns. Burns are categorized in degrees that elevate in severity. First degree burns damage the first layer of the epidermis, while second degree burns damage the first and second layers. These burns can blister and become severely infected. Third degree burns are the most serious and demand immediate professional care. But while you are waiting for help, try to get the affected area under cold, gently running water. Carefully cover the burn with a clean cloth until you are in qualified hands. For lesser burns try putting mushroom slices on the affected area. Alternative therapies tell that fungus can actually help heal a burn. And now one of my personal favorites — for burned fingertips, simply hold your ear lobe by placing your thumb on the backside of the lobe and the burned tip (or tips) on the front. Keep them there for a full minute and, voila, no more burn! But just to be on the safe side, always seek out qualified care for any kind of skin burns and blisters.

By Ellen Whitehurst for