What does it mean?
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” - Unknown
Live within your means. Budget if necessary, and recycle as much as possible to save funds and your environment.
Pay attention to your thoughts, feelings & actions. Let go of any feelings that may cause you, or other people, harm.
Do things that are helpful. Open the door for someone, hold an elevator for someone, and yield your seat to others.
Be spontaneous. This keeps the mind able to be creative, and spontaneous assistance is less likely to be fueled by expectation of something in return.
Appreciate the things that you have. You won't have them forever, so be content.
Practice kindness & tolerance. Especially with yourself, if you can't be kind to yourself, you can't be kind to others
Smile. Occasionally the main reason we don't, is because our faces have settled into a dour expression. Use those smile muscles!
Exercise, and eat healthily. Even if it’s just walking, or doing housekeeping. Staying active will keep you active long term.
If you can't afford to give gifts, make your own preserves. Plants & flowers, or crafts instead.
Meet friends. Keep contact with those you appreciate, and who appreciate you. Friends that use you as a comfort rug or doormat may be exploiting you, and your well-being. Know your neighbors, family and people around you, while respecting their privacy.
Try to fix your own problems. That way, you can understand them better.
Explore & Experiment. Go on holidays or even travel your local area if you've never seen it. Try new ideas, cuisines, cultures, courses & languages. By taking a gamble on things and working with the results is truly living.
Visit museums, art galleries, botanic gardens, opera & orchestras, and other community events and fairs. These services are there for people to see, and are often run by volunteers themselves.
Set your limits. Know what you can do, what you can accept. Practice equanimity for the things you can't.
- Never look down on people. Treat people how you'd want to be treated.
- Always help out other people because you never know when you might need those people to help you.
- Study hard. It will be helpful in the future.
- Always try to be helpful in the places you can, and accept the times you cannot.
- Life is what you make it, so make it good!
- Make goals. Why? If your goal is to go nowhere, that's just where you will go.
- Do not do bad things. What goes around comes around even if it takes decades.
- Be smart, and have a good job.
I think that this subject is too large. There’s too much that can be said about it. I would need to be split into smaller subject.