Avoid situations that tempt you to talk negatively aboutothers. When talking about others, say nice things or nothing at all.
Send a message.
Write a letter to someone from whom you’reestranged, seeking to reestablish your friendship. If you need to,apologize and ask forgiveness. If appropriate, offer your ownforgiveness.
Give it up.
Pick one habit that drags you down or keeps you fromliving fully. Just for today, let go of it. Fill that emptiness withsomething positive.
Share a meal.
Make a meal and bring it to a shut-in neighbor orfriend. Or invite someone to a meal at your home.
Rise and pray.
Get up a half-hour early today and spend time inprayer. You can meditate, write in a journal, say memorized prayers, orread the Bible.
Compliment someone on a job well done. Lookaround your life for an unsung hero and thank that person for his orher diligence, competence, and dedication.
Clear away clutter.
Sometimes outward messiness in our livesreflects an inner clutter. Clean up a junk drawer, messy closet, orcounter. Then appreciate a job well done.
Drop your worries.
Think of the day ahead. Whenever a worry comesto mind, imagine placing it in God’s strong hands. Proceed throughyour day with a lightened heart.