1. How to count to 10.
Anger isn't your friend. In fact, learning to control it could add years to your life.Besides, nobody really likes that guy who screams at the waiter because the soup is too salty, now do they?
2. How to play nice with strangers.
Doing nice things for people makes us feel better. In fact, studies show that those who volunteer reap health benefits that may help them live longer.
3. How to be content.
You have what you have and that's what you have. The acquisition of things rarely raises our happiness quotient
, but the quest for them certainly lowers it.
4. How to love nature.
The more time you spend outside, the happier you will be.
5. How to not abuse your body.
After all, you only get one and spare parts are hard to find. An estimated 32 percent of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated
driver or pedestrian.
6. How to share.
Share. Not in a Facebook sharing way, but really share.
7. How to make friends.
Some people think it's that your friends keep you from doing things that are bad for you. Frankly, we think it’s just that they make your life more fun and worthwhile.
8. How to listen.
Sure, you probably hear just fine. But do you really listen? Do you read body language, facial expressions, what the eyes are telling you and not just the mouth?
9. How to forgive.
Everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another. The difference is in how we react to that hurt. Forgive, even if you can't forget and you'll be better off for it.
10. How to stick up for others.
Playground bullies don't go away after 5th grade. They grow up and become bosses, neighbors and somebody's in-laws. Everyone deserves to live a bully-free life. Remember that if you aren't part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
11. How to say "yes" more than "no."
Negativity sucks the air out of a room. Life is less about what you make it and more about how you see it. See it positively or you will not only be miserable, but you’ll make everyone around you miserable to.