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Daily Dozen


Clint Maun, CSP

The following ďdaily dozenĒ constitute the personal creed of
Robert Louis Stevenson


  1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
  2. Make the best of your circumstances. No one has everything, and everyone has something of sorrow intermingled with the gladness of life. The trick is to make the laughter.
  3. Donít take yourself too seriously. Donít think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.
  4. You canít please everybody. Donít let criticism worry you.
  5. Donít let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
  6. Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.
  7. Donít borrow trouble. Imaginary things are harder to bear than the actual ones.
  8. Since hate poisons the soul, do not cherish enmities, grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
  9. Have many interests. If you canít travel, read about new places.
  10. Donít hold postmortems. Donít spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes. Donít be one who never gets over things.
  11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
  12. Keep busy at something. A very busy person never has time to be unhappy.

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