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16 Things That Really Matter

16 Things That Really Matter
  1. Clean breath.
  2. Sound digestion.
  3. Good quality sleep.
  4. A daily connection with nature—even  watering your plants or taking a walk in the park count!
  5. Being able to keep your promises.
  6. A dream to aspire to.
  7. A hobby or leisure activity that soothes and ignites your soul.
  8. A real friend: someone you can really talk to, cry before and laugh with.
  9. The comfort of a meal or movie shared with family.
  10. The luxury of a place of your own—even if it is a cosy little nook in a tiny home.
  11. The joy of coming  back to a home that invites you to relax.
  12. Celebrating  the small victories and joys of life rather than waiting for big dollops of good news.
  13. Being able to see the silver lining.
  14. Being able to listen before you judge.
  15. Waking up with something more than just routine work  to look forward to.
  16. Going to bed knowing that you made someone’s day a little happier today.

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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8:14AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

12:28AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

thx.

11:34PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

lovely - so well done-thanks

4:59AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thank you

11:29PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Indeed. Thanks for a good reminder.

1:35PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing this list.
We should remember these points always.

12:05PM PDT on May 27, 2012

After reading this list, I have realised - I am blessed in life

3:57PM PDT on May 21, 2012

This is a very good list. Thanks.

11:25AM PDT on May 21, 2012

These are, indeed, lovely things.

11:04AM PDT on May 21, 2012

So true. Thanks.

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