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Updated on March 14, 2011

45 Rules For Living Your Life

This lens contains what I & quite a few others pertain to be the "45 golden rules for living your life by". I recently received these 45 rules from a dear friend of mine who always seems to know when I am questioning life and dealing with some personal life issues...and more so when I say out loud "God help me please". I felt it only right to share these rules with you all and hope that they answer some of the questions you have about how your life should be lived.

The 45 rules of living life were written originally by a lady of 90 years old who wanted to leave something worthwhile behind for all the world to share and enjoy, we don't know her name or where she was from but we do know that she loved life and lived it to the full as you will learn when you read her 45 rules...and at 90 years old I think you will agree when I say "if anyone knows then she should"....Brightest-Blessings..x

Rules for living life No's 1-10

These are the number's 1-10 of the 45 rules for living your life, i think most people that read them will nod their heads in agreement as they read through them..i know that i did.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the

next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating


4. Your job won't take care

of you when you are

sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in


5. Pay off your credit cards every


6. You don't have to win

every argument. Agree to


7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying


8. It's OK to get angry with

God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first


10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Numbers 11-20 of the rules for living your life

If you nodded your head and agreed with the first ten rules then read the next ten and nod even more

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You

have no idea what their journey is all


14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But

don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make

you stronger.

19. t's never too late to have a happy childhood.

But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love

in life, don't take no for an answer.

Work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no-one is watching!

Numbers 21-30 of the rules to live your life by

If you're still agreeing with the rules to live your life by then the next ten rules will definately be agreeable with you too..these 45 rules seem so obvious once we have read them that we are left wondering we didn't come up with them ourselves..well i

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy

lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is


22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these

words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

If it 'aint broke.....then don't fix it!

The Final Fifteen Rules

Well you have read this far so hopefully you will see these rules through to the end..They're good arn't they...!

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33.. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not

because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting


40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and

saw everyone else's,we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you


42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a


Be who you are & say what you feel, cause those who mind don't matter & those who matter don't mind!

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these success secrets.

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      7 years ago

      What a beautiful, thoughtful lens - fantastic work here.

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      7 years ago

      Really it is great . but if we follow this all i dont think that we spend our life in wrong way I well be follow this all. Good BYBY Take Care

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      8 years ago


    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      8 years ago

      @sorana lm: Great, I always thought, even before I wrote this lens that everyone who read them would agree & like them, Thank you for visiting this lens & for leaving your kind comment x

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      sorana lm 

      8 years ago

      These rules are great. I read them again and again and again and ... enjoyed every single one. Great lens.

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      8 years ago

      @capriliz lm: I agree that the lady was indeed very wise & wonderful. Thank you for visiting & commenting here today...Love Today x

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      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      I was going to try and pick one rule that I thought really applied in my life, but all are so relevant. Whoever wrote this list is a wise woman.

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      8 years ago

      @kohuether lm: Lol @ clutter ...I decided to use this rule at home after buying a book on feng shuí and the number one rule in my book was to de-clutter your home before going on to the next page...took me over two weeks to read rule 2, 3 etc Thanks for visiting x

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      9 years ago

      Your plexos and links appear not to be working...

      On another note, I received this in an e-mail not too long ago but they are words which we should always be reminded of because we are sure to fall short in one area, or another. Great idea and beautiful lens!

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      8 years ago

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyonbe who has visited this lens of mine...and a huge dollop of gratitude from me to those who time to leave me a comment x I hoped that people would like these rules for living and am so happy that so many of us agree with them...oh what a beautiful world we live in but oh how more beautiful those living it would be too if we all abided by them eh ! Love Today x

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      ChrisDay LM 

      8 years ago

      You do us all a favour by publishing this - whether we think we're 'all together' or not, we sometimes fall into traps of self-pity and questioning the deal we've been given. We're dealt the cards - we have to play them! Thanks

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      8 years ago

      Love # 40!

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      Anthony Godinho 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It was nice reading through these wonderful rules. I particularly like #28 "Forgive everyone everything." -- I think it's key in moving forward in life -- great reminders, now time to practice! ; )

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      8 years ago

      Wonderful reminders that with a positive outlook, a sense of humor and a good dose of common sense you can navigate life pretty well. I enjoyed your lens very much.

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      hayleylou lm 

      8 years ago

      Great, I love these sort of lenses, thumb up :)

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      9 years ago

      Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present - this one suits for me. thanks great lens! 5*

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      9 years ago

      Yup - you had me with rule #1. Never heard it quite that way but it' the best version possible. Will be using that one with my kids! This is one of the best list lists I've ever seen. Inspiring and motivational. :) Loved it!

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      kohuether lm 

      9 years ago

      I *heart number 17: Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. We just moved and in unpacking, I noticed we have a lot of things that we should have given away, sold, or thrown out long ago. This creates terrible clutter!

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      9 years ago from USA

      Great rules to live your life by. I believe life is wonderful even with the ups and downs, the twists and turns, and it's worth celebrating everyday. Just focus on the good, and you will find plenty more. Great lens, 5 stars.

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      9 years ago

      @angelsmummy: Im really pleased that you liked these rules. Thankyou for leaving me your kind comment :)

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      9 years ago

      thumbs up mum....

      have a few of my mine tho.......haha xx

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      9 years ago

      @JenniferAkers LM: I agree Jennifer, Thankyou for taking time-out to leave me your comment :)

    • Alfiesgirl LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfiesgirl LM 

      9 years ago

      @anonymous: I am so pleased that you enjoyed it and thankyou for your kind words I appreciate them very much :)

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      Alfiesgirl LM 

      9 years ago

      @kimmanleyort: Thankyou very much for taking the time to leave me your comment, it makes it all worthwhile when someone enjoys what i have written :)

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      9 years ago

      I love every single one of these. And the way you have presented them - 10 at a time - makes you want to read every one. 5* And thank you for visiting my quantum physics lens - no, you are not crazy - lol.

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens. Thank-you. 5 stars*****

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      JenniferAkers LM 

      9 years ago

      Sometimes, it can be hard to remember what makes our life easier, happier, and fulfilling. I'd love to have these 45 Rules For Living Life in a frame on my wall. A daily peruse would be a great reminder. :-)

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      9 years ago

      Love this! It is fantastic! What a great set of rules. I will add this to my favourites if I can work out how!

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I had to giggle at "Pay off your credit cards every month." I mean, yes, so true ... but it was funny how it was in there with some very "deep" rules of living. :) And I love the one about burning the candles and wearing the nice lingerie, etc. That's something I need to do in a general way. I'm always saving things for special occasions, when it's true--today is special. Thank you for sharing this list. It's something we should all review every day.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      The rules for living your life is great. 5 stars.

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      Wendy Henderson 

      9 years ago from PA

      Love the lens. 5 stars. I see you have Conversations with God listed. Great DVD but the book is really incredible.


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