#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.
“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