#1  Live in the Moment (in truth it is the only moment you have).

#2  It is Better to be Loving Than to be Right (primarily applicable to personal relationships; the only proper answer to “Who’s winning in your marriage?”  is “We both are.”

#3  Be a constant spectator to you own thoughts (the more emotional or upset you are the more important and the more difficult this is. Grow daily in self-awareness.)

#4  Live Life with an Attitude of Gratitude  (Practice being grateful for a least one thing a day, then one an hour. Nothing to be grateful for? Start imagining things and people disappearing from your life, think what you would give to have them back).

#5  Give Back Daily, Honor the Social Contract, Pay it Forward every chance you get, help others whenever you can.

Closing quotes:

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.”  — Unknown

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  — Abraham Lincoln; 1809–1865, 16th President of the U.S.

“The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.”  — Mark Twain; 1835–1910, born Samuel L. Clemons, American author and humorist