stumbled upon this lovely little item the other day:
it sweetly displays five simple rules for happiness:
1) Free your heart from hatred.
2) Free your mind from worry.
3) Live simply.
4) Give more.
5) Expect less.
but you know me - I always think I can improve (read: karen-ize) everything, so here's my version:
1) Give more.
because to my way of thinking, if I am busy looking for ways to give more, the other four rules sort of take care of themselves, don't they?
I don't have any energy left over to devote to hate or worry when I am earnestly seeking opportunities to give.
nor can my life be anything but simple with this as my guiding principle.
and once the joy of giving kicks in, it becomes far more rewarding to monitor what I am putting out rather than what I am receiving, so expectations sort of just fade into the background and disappear.
what do you think?