Mommy musings

Secrets to a Happy and Healthy Life


I am experiencing the same longing that Maqui had a few days ago. My Little Jedi is with Mama because Yaya took her annual grand vacay (buti pa sya!). Thirty minutes after we left Mama’s house, I was already texting her asking about Lucas. I texted her again after an hour and she said Lucas just woke up from his nap and was already playing. Sigh. He will not miss us with Nuggets around and all the space to have fun. Aso lang pala ang katapat namin, kamote. I, on the other hand, will miss him like crazy.

Anyhoo, so I’ve been keeping myself busy so as not to think so much of my son. I intentionally stayed with Mike in the mall this afternoon, cleaned the unit as soon as we got home, and ironed our clothes. Now, I’m trying to catch up with my blogging and reading blogs. Sigh. If I don’t have to run a training tomorrow, I would’ve stayed with him tonight. I’ll probably go there on Tuesday.

I’d like to share this post from The Rays of Sunshine. I think this is a great way to end a weekend, or start a new week (whichever works for you 🙂 )

Secrets to a Happy and Healthy Life


1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.

3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy.

5. Make time for prayer and reflection

6. Play more games.

7. Read more books than you did in 2012.

8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

9. Sleep for 7 hours.


10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —- and while you walk, smile.

11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

13. Don’t over do; keep your limits.

14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does.

15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake.

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

18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.

19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.

20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.

23. Smile and laugh more.

24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.


25. Call your family often.

26. Each day give something good to others.

27. Forgive everyone for everything.

28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.

29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

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

31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.


32. Do the right things.

33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

34. Forgiveness heals everything.

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

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

37. The best is yet to come.

38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.

39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not least:

40. Enjoy LIFE! —


14 thoughts on “Secrets to a Happy and Healthy Life

  1. Love this list! thanks for sharing!

    I’m sure you’re missing Lucas a lot! When Tala went on a 4 day vacay, I literally had to keep myself busy and was almost always outside of the house so I don’t miss her too much!

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