A Special Way to Bring in the New Year

A Meditation With Nature:

A Special Way To Bring in the New Year

By Mary Kurus

Copyright Mary Kurus 2002


All Rights Reserved


Why Meditate:

The benefits of mediation are enormous and can greatly enhance your physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health.  Meditation is simply the process of stilling the mind so that all wants, needs, and desires disappear and then either allowing the Universe to enter and heal or following a guided process to reach for a certain type of energetic healing.


I developed this particular meditation for myself to bring in the first year of this new millennium.  It was such a rich experience for me and I hope it brings you some of the energetic surprises that came to me on 01 January 2000, the first time I conducted this meditation.


The Best Location For This Meditation:


This meditation needs to be performed outside where you are physically present with Mother Earth and the Universe that surrounds her.  Find a quiet place outside, where you are away from other people, traffic noises, and alone with the beautiful sounds of nature.  There are many such places in the country, and even in large cities, that have a sense of peace and quiet.  Go to one of these places for this meditation.


Grounding Yourself Before You Begin:


Grounding is simply a word that describes the strengthening of your connection with earth.  It is an exercise that should be performed each morning as well as before meditation.  The process of grounding helps you to remain anchored in this dimension as you move through other dimensions in this meditation.  It also tends to strengthen your root chakra, thus strengthening you physically.


To ground yourself, close your eyes, breathe gently and deeply.  Imagine that there is a strong energy that flows up and down your spine, and then down through both legs.  Stay with this energy as it moves up and down your spine and legs – it's a powerful energy.  Then imagine that this energy lengthens so that it continues to run up and down your spine and legs, but at the same time that it runs deeply into the ground, and by deeply I mean for miles and miles into the earth.  Stay with this energy as it flows through your spine and legs and lengthens into the earth.  After a few minutes you should be well grounded to begin this meditation.


The Meditation With Nature:


Begin this meditation while walking or find a quiet place where you can rest or sit, whatever is most comfortable for you.   Take time to leave behind your thoughts, worries, joys, and schedules.  Forget about the benefits of exercise, forget about how quickly or slowly you walk, forget your troubles, and stop thinking about what you need to do.   Take time to be.


Listen to the sound of the wind, listen to the birds and the sounds they make, hear the crunch of snow under your feet or the breaking of a twig beneath your boots or shoes, feel the air blowing against your face.  Become present to the Nature around you.  Focus on all parts of Nature around you.


Feel the rock you are sitting on.  Touch a plant as you pass it.  Stand by a tree and feel the energy it gives you, it has a very powerful energy field.  Listen to the sound of the water.  Take lots of time to slowly connect with the Nature around you and do this very slowly.  Once you have focused on a specific piece of nature around you, open a discussion with that piece of nature, the plant, tree or rock.  They would love to talk with you so please take the time to speak with them.  Just ask the tree or whatever how it is, does it enjoy life where it is, does it have a message for you?  Ask it whatever comes into your mind.  Believe me it will answer if you really take the time to listen.  Talk to nature and listen to what it has to tell you.  Connect with Mother Earth!


Then slowly move your attention to the sky, perhaps a faint outline of the moon that you can still see up above, or the sun that is warming you.  Look at the wonderful shapes of the clouds moving above you.  Imagine the other planets circling around in such amazing precision.  They all move in such delicately balanced patterns.  Each planet has its own energy and the energy of each particle in the greater Universe affects each one of us.  We are all connected.  Imagine the big Universe with our planet the Earth just one small piece of this great Universal Being.  See yourself standing on Mother Earth as an essential part of this Universe.  Connect with the Universe!


Bring your attention back to Mother Earth.  Listen to hear the rhythm of the Earth's heartbeat.  The earth has a pulse, a rhythm unique in this Universe.  If you listen in quiet and love, asking to hear the Earth's heartbeat, you will hear it.  It's very real.  Once you hear it, just stay with the beat, the pulse, and the rhythm of Mother Earth.  Connect with the pulse, the heartbeat of Mother Earth!


Once you are in full rhythm with the heartbeat of Mother Earth, thank our planet for giving us what we need to live and love so fully and completely.  Thank Mother Earth for the many blessings she showers upon us.  Feel her strength and courage and become connected to these powerful emotions.  Ask her forgiveness for our inability to look after her properly, for the many abuses we are heaping upon her these days.  Ask her to show us the way to be more loving and caring of her.  Give thanks to Mother Earth!


Ask to speak with the Mother Earth Goddess.  She is the most loving and gentle Goddess you can imagine.  Ask her to make herself known to you.  She has the most beautiful voice, and she looks after Mother Earth, in spite of our neglect.  Thank the Mother Earth Goddess for looking after the planet Earth so well, helping us to live with such an amazing variety of animals, trees, plants, rivers and oceans.   Give thanks to the Mother Earth Goddess.


The Benefits of This Meditation:


You will find that the connections you have developed with Mother Earth, the Universe, and the Mother Earth Goddess will give you many benefits.  The following are just a few major examples:



This mediation will connect you more deeply with the healing energies of Mother Earth and the entire Universal Energy. What a special way to start the New Year, more deeply connected and loving with yourself and others.


Contact Information: Mary Kurus is a Canadian Vibrational Consultant who has an active practice in vibrational healing.  She conducts detailed Vibrational Assessments that identify the physical, energetic and emotional areas that are affecting your health today. Mary also makes vibrational medicines called Choming Vibrational Essences and Choming Herbal Tinctures that are used in a Choming Essence Program to increase your vibrations and energy so that you feel vital and healthy again. Mary has written many articles about vibrational healing which can be found on her Website at www.mkprojects.com. You can contact Mary for a Vibrational Assessment at (613) 733-2856 or e-mail her at mary@mkprojects.com.

Some verbs for your resume

Some verbs for your resume




·  Verbs, or "doing" words are an integral part of the resume

·  When describing your skills, use verbs

·  Check out the suggested list of verbs below



Some what? I don't know whether you are a member of a generation that missed out on being taught grammar, parts of speech and so on, in primary school. Being of a (slightly!) older generation myself, I can still remember Miss Pennington intoning to Class 3A "a verb is a being, having, or doing word". We of course would have to memorise this and endless other definitions and rules, on penalty of a sharp rap over the knuckles from a ruler that seemed almost as large as Miss Pennington.


Perhaps you missed out on the joy of that, but verbs are still being and having and doing words (some things don't change) and thinking about appropriate verbs to use can be a very useful part of preparing a résumé (and a covering letter, for that matter).


What you are trying to do in an application is to tell prospective employers who you are, what you have by way of qualifications and experience, and what you believe you can do. I will concentrate here on the last of these - your "doing" verbs. All I am talking about here is a way of concentrating your thinking on the actual skills and experiences that might be relevant to employers, and ways of describing them that draw on what you have actually done. Many university careers services will have copies of a long list of these. Here are just a few:


Adapted, analysed, applied, built, calculated, coached, compiled, conducted, controlled, co-ordinated, delivered, developed, distributed, edited, established, formulated, gathered, generated, helped, identifies, implemented, initiated, investigated, led, made, maintained, operated, organised, prepared, produced, programmed, promoted, reported, researched, sold, supervised, taught, tested, trained, tutored, typed, used.


I think you will get the idea - drawing in an active way on all the things in your background that are worth telling an employer about. And it is important to note that they can be things from any part of that background, not just your academic studies. In fact, talking about verbs is just another way of reminding you of the "generic skills" that careers advisers and others are so fond of talking about these days.


You might have led on the sporting field, planned a concert or a group trip, helped people during a summer job. All of these are skills that can mean quite a lot to employers, and they are not things that an employer can necessarily assume you have acquired during your courses.


It is your job to look for the verbs that will really convey what you have done and what you believe you can do. No one else will do it for you.



Eat Cabbage for Good Luck

Eat Cabbage for Good Luck.  J


Eating cabbage on New Year's Day is a tradition in many American homes and is thought to bring good luck all year.


Cabbage Rolls are just one of the favorite New Year's Day dishes and are a easy to make anyday of the year main dish.


These flavorful Cabbage Rolls are delicious served with potatoes.



1 large head of cabbage

1 and 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1/2 cup instant rice or cooked rice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup  finely chopped bell pepper

1 can (10 and 1/2 ounces) tomato soup, undiluted

1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes



Tear the leaves off the cabbage and cook in boiling water or steam until wilted enough to be flexible. Cool.

Mix ground beef, rice, egg, onion, bell pepper,  salt, and pepper, together.

Form a few tablespoons of the mixture into a cylinder or a ball shape, then roll up in a cabbage leaf. Secure rolls with toothpicks. Combine the soup and tomatoes in a Dutch oven. Place cabbage rolls in the Dutch oven.  Cover and simmer for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours.


Serves 6.

The Source of the Problem

The Source of the Problem


A man feared his wife wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the Doctor a better idea about her hearing loss.


Here's what you do," said the Doctor, "stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking tone see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and s o on until you get a response."


That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, "I'm about 40 feet away, let's see what happens."


Then in a normal tone he asks, 'Honey, what's for dinner?"


No response.


So the husband moves to closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, "Honey, what's for dinner?"


Still no response.


Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, Honey, what's for dinner?"


Again he gets no response so, He walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. "Honey, what's for dinner?"


Again there is no response.


So he walks right up behind her.  "Honey, what's for dinner?"


"James, for the FIFTH time I've said, CHICKEN!"


Moral of the story:

The problem may not be with the other one as we always think, it could be very much within us!


Losing the Cat

A man who absolutely hated his wife's cat decided to get rid of him one day by driving him 20 blocks from his home and leaving him at the park. As he was nearing home, the cat was walking up the driveway.


The next day, he decided to drive the cat 40 blocks away and try the same thing.


As he was driving back into his driveway, there was the cat! He kept taking the cat farther and farther away, but the darn cat would always beat him home.


At last, he decided to drive a few miles away, turn right, then left, past the bridge, then right again and another right and so on until he reached what he thought was a safe distance from his home and he left the cat there.


Hours later, the man calls home to his wife: "Jen, is the cat there?".


"Yes," the wife answers. "Why do you ask?"


Frustrated, the man answers: "Put that damn cat on the phone. I'm lost and I need directions!"

If you are content


Why do we worship the kalasha?

Why do we worship the kalasha?  


First of all what is a kalasha? A brass, mud or copper pot is filled with water. Mango leaves are placed in the mouth of the pot and a coconut is placed over it. A red or white thread is tied around its neck or sometimes all around it in a intricate diamond-shaped pattern. The pot may be decorated wit designs. Such a pot is known as a kalasha.


When the pot is filled with water or rice, it is known as purnakumbha representing the inert body which when filled with the divine life force gains the power to do all the wonderful things that makes life what it is.


A kalasha is placed with due rituals on all-important occasions like the traditional house warming (grihapravesa), wedding, daily worship etc. It is placed near the entrance as a sign of welcome. It is also used in a traditional manner while receiving holy personages. Why do we worship the kalasha? Before the creation came into being, Lord Vishnu was reclining on His snake-bed in the milky ocean. From His navel emerged a lotus from which appeared Lord Brahma, the creator, who thereafter created this world.


The water in the kalasha symbolizes the primordial water from which the entire creation emerged. It is the giver of life to all and has the potential of creating innumerable names and forms, the inert objects and the sentient beings and all that is auspicious in the world from the energy behind the universe. The leaves and coconut represent creation.


The thread represents the love that "binds" all in creation. The kalasha is therefore considered auspicious and worshipped. The waters from all the holy rivers, the knowledge of all the Vedas and the blessings of all the deities are invoked in the kalasha and its water is thereafter used for all the rituals, including the abhisheka.


The consecration (kumbhaabhisheka) of a temple is done in a grand manner with elaborate rituals including the pouring of one or more kalashas of holy water on the top of the temple. When the asuras and devas churned the milky ocean, the Lord appeared bearing the pot of nectar, which blessed one with everlasting life.


Thus the kalasha also symbolizes immortality. Men of wisdom are full and complete as they identify with the infinite Truth (poornatvam). They brim with joy and love and respect all that is auspicious. We greet them with a purnakumbha ("full pot") acknowledging their greatness and as a sign of respectful and reverential welcome, with a "full heart".






Life is a theater - invite your  audience carefully. Not everyone is holy enough and healthy enough to have a front row seat in our  lives. There are  some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance.


It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative,  incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships/friendships/fellowships!


Observe the relationships around  you. Pay attention to: Which ones lift and which ones lean? Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?  Which ones are on a path  of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?


When you leave certain people, do you feel better  or feel worse?


Which ones always have drama or don't really understand, know and appreciateyou and the gift that lies within you?


The more you seek God and the things of God -- the more you  seek quality, the  more you seek not just the hand of God but the face of God-- the more you seek things honorable -- the  more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become  for you to decide who gets to sit in  the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.


You cannot  change the people around you...but you can change the people you are around!


Ask God for wisdom and  discernment and choose wisely the people who sit in the front row of your  life.

Seven Reasons as to why a SCIENTIST believes in GOD

Seven Reasons as to why a SCIENTIST believes in GOD

A. CRESSY MORRISON, Former President of the New York Academy of Sciences


WE ARE STILL IN THE DAWN of the scientific age and every increase of light reveals more brightly the handiwork of an intelligent Creator. We have made stupendous discoveries; with a spirit of scientific humility and of faith grounded in knowledge we are approaching ever nearer to an awareness of God.


For myself, I count seven reasons for my faith:


1: By unwavering mathematical law we can prove that our universe was designed and executed by a great engineering intelligence.


Suppose you put ten pennies, marked from one to ten, into your pocket and give them a good shuffle. Now try to take them out in sequence from one to ten, putting back the coin each time and shaking them all again. Mathematically we know that your chance of first drawing number one is one in ten; of drawing one and two in succession, one in 100; of drawing one, two and three in succession, one in 1000, and so on; your chance of drawing them all, from number one to number ten in succession, would reach the unbelievable figure of one in ten billion.


By the same reasoning, so many exacting conditions are necessary for life on the earth that they could not possibly exist in proper relationship by chance. The earth rotates on its axis 1000 miles an hour at the equator; if it turned at 100 miles an hour, our days and nights would be ten times as long as now, and the hot sun would likely burn up our vegetation each  long day while in the long night any surviving sprout might well freeze.


Again the sun, source of our life, has a surface temperature of 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and our earth is just far enough away so that this "eternal life" warms us just enough and not too much ! If the sun gave off only one half its present radiation, we would freeze, and if it gave as much more, we would roast.


The slant of the earth, tilted at an angle of 23 degrees, gives us our seasons; if the earth had not been so tilted, vapors from the ocean would move north and south, piling up for us continents of ice. If our moon were, say, only 50,000 miles away instead of its actual distance, our tides might be so enormous that twice a day all continents would be  submerged; even the mountains could soon be eroded away. If the crust of the earth had only been ten feet thicker, there would be no oxygen, without which animal life must die. Had the ocean been a few feet deeper, carbon dioxide and oxygen would have been absorbed and no vegetable life could exist.


It is apparent from these and a host of other examples that there is not one chance in billions that life on our planet is an accident but It is his Grace we exist.


2: The resourcefulness of life to accomplish its purpose is a manifestation of an all-pervading Intelligence.


What life itself is, no man has fathomed. It has neither weight nor dimensions, but it does have force; a growing root will crack a rock. Life has conquered water, land and air, mastering the elements, compelling them to dissolve and reform their combinations.


Life, the sculptor, shapes all living things; an artist, it designs every leaf of every tree, and colors every flower. Life is a musician and has taught each bird to sing its love song, the insects to call one another in the music of their multitudinous sounds. Life is a sublime chemist, giving taste to fruits and spices, and perfume to the rose, changing water and carbonic acid into sugar and wood, and, in so doing, releasing oxygen that animals may have the breath of life.


Behold an almost invisible drop of protoplasm, transparent, jellylike, capable of motion, drawing energy from the sun. This single cell, this transparent mist-like droplet, holds within itself the germ of life, and has power to distribute this life to every living thing, great and small. The powers of this droplet are greater than our vegetation and animals and people, for all life came from it. Nature did not create life; fire-blistered rocks and a salt less sea could not meet the necessary requirements.


Who, then, has put it here?


3: Animal wisdom speaks irresistibly of a good Creator who infused instinct into otherwise helpless little creatures.


The young salmon spends years at sea, then comes back to his own river, and travels up the very side of the river into which flows the tributary where he was born. What brings him back so precisely? If you transfer him to another tributary he will know at once that he is off his course and he will fight his way down and back to the main stream and then turn up against the current to finish his destiny accurately.


Even more difficult to solve is the mystery of eels. These amazing creatures migrate at maturity from ponds and rivers everywhere - those from Europe across thousands of miles of ocean - all bound for the same abysmal deeps near Bermuda . There they breed and die. The little ones, with no apparent means of knowing anything except that they are in a wilderness of water, nevertheless start back and find their way not only to the very shore from which their parents came but thence to the selfsame rivers, lakes or little ponds. No American eel has ever been caught in Europe , no European eel in American waters. Nature has even delayed the maturity of the European eel by a year or more to make up for its longer journey. Where does the directional impulse originate?


4: Man has something more than animal instinct – the power of reason.


No other animal has ever left a record of its ability to count ten, or even to understand the meaning of ten. Where instinct is like a single note of a flute, beautiful but limited, the human brain contains all the notes of all the instruments in the orchestra. No need to belabor this fourth point; thanks to human reason we can contemplate the possibility that we are what we are only because we have received a spark of Universal Intelligence.


5: Provision for all living is revealed in such phenomena as the wonders of genes.


So tiny are these genes that, if all of them responsible for all living people in the world could be put in one place, there would be less than a thimbleful. Yet these genes inhabit every living cell and are the keys to all human, animal and vegetable characteristics. A thimble is a small place to hold all the individual characteristics of almost three billion human beings. However, the facts are beyond question.


Here evolution really begins - at the cell, the entity which holds and carries the genes. That the ultra-microscopic gene can absolutely rule all life on earth is an example of profound cunning and provision that could emanate only from a Creative Intelligence; no other hypothesis will serve.


6: By the economy of nature, we are forced to realize that only infinite wisdom could have foreseen and prepared with such astute husbandry.


Many years ago a species of cactus was planted in Australia as a protective fence. Having no insect enemies in Australia , the cactus soon began a prodigious growth; the alarming abundance persisted until the plants covered an area as long and wide as England , crowding inhabitants out of the towns and villages, and destroying their farms. Seeking a defense, entomologists scoured the world; finally they turned up an insect which lived exclusively on cactus, and would eat nothing else. It would breed freely, too; and it had no enemies in Australia . So animal soon conquered vegetable, and today the cactus pest has retreated - and with it all but a small protective residue of the insects, enough to hold the cactus in check forever.


Such checks and balances have been universally provided. Why have not fast-breeding insects dominated the earth? Because they have no lungs such as man possesses; they breathe through tubes. But when insects grow large, their tubes do not grow in ratio to the increasing size of the body. Hence there never has been an insect of great size; this limitation on growth has held them all in check. If this physical check had not been provided, man could not exist. Imagine meeting a hornet as big as a lion!


7: The fact that man can conceive the idea of God is in itself a unique proof.


The conception of God rises from a divine faculty of man, unshared with the rest of our world - the faculty we call imagination. By its power, man and man alone can find the evidence of things unseen. The vista that power opens up is unbounded; indeed, as man's perfected imagination becomes a spiritual reality, he may discern in all the evidence of design and purpose the great truth that heaven is wherever and whatever; that God is everywhere and in everything that nowhere so close as in our hearts.


It is scientifically as well as imaginatively true, as the Psalmist said: The heavens declare the Glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork.



75 Things You Can Do in 2008

75 Things You Can Do in 2008


Most people aren't Warriors, and I'm fine with it. Most people do things that don't make sense, and I'm fine with it. I've learned to accept the non-sense that fills this world. (Part of being a Warrior is accepting that most other people are not Warriors, and accepting them.) Still, the point is that people do things that don't make sense. They whine, complain, and cry over problems they can easily change. They get depressed over problems they cause for themselves.


For example, lazy people often whine that they don't make more money. Selfish people complain that they don't have more friends. Many people sabotage all their romantic relationships and then complain that they don't have a lover.


Granted, sometimes when something bad happens to a person it's purely bad luck. For example, you could be sitting in your well-built home while reading the newspaper and a tornado could tear your home up.


However, usually when you don't like what's happening in your life, it's your own damn fault. It's your fault if you're fat, lazy, uneducated, lonely, etc.


In the following, I list 75 things that you can do. You choose to do them or not. If you choose not to do these things, then you have no right to complain about your problems; your problems are your fault!


  1. Stop watching television.
  2. Stop eating fast food.
  3. Stop eating pizza and fried foods.
  4. Stop driving places that you could easily walk to.
  5. Read at least 1 book a month.
  6. Take classes in what interests you or your vocation.
  7. Work enough to support yourself, and if needed get a new job or second job to make enough to support yourself. Never stick with a job that doesn't pay enough to support yourself no matter how much you work.
  8. Pay off your debts and don't go in debt. You can pay off your debts if you avoid needless expenses, such as cable, overpriced clothes, impractical decorations, unhealthy snacks, jewelry, etcetera.
  9. Don't buy a car on finance, and don't buy an expensive car if a cheaper one that works is available.
  10. Wake up early, and get all your work done as quickly as possible. That includes household chores, as well as your employment.
  11. Drink alcohol less or quit.
  12. Do drugs less or quit.
  13. Don't smoke cigarettes.
  14. Don't eat foods with high fructose corn syrup.
  15. Don't drink soda.
  16. Don't eat sugary foods at all.
  17. Don't drink more than 1 glass of juice per day.
  18. Stand up straight and have good posture.
  19. Look people in the eyes when you talk to them.
  20. Smile.
  21. Be polite.
  22. Keep your promises.
  23. Wear a watch, if you can afford it.
  24. Eat breakfast.
  25. If you eat cereal at any time, choose your cereal based on healthiness not tastiness.
  26. Exercise at least 3 days per week.
  27. Walk often.
  28. Always write with correct spelling and grammar.
  29. Never speak worse about a person behind their back than you do to their face. (Feel free to say nicer things about a person behind their back than to their face.)
  30. Don't gossip and don't have a big mouth.
  31. Never judge other people harsher than you judge yourself.
  32. Make New Years resolutions, but make one every day instead of every year.
  33. Volunteer.
  34. Forgive, but never forget.
  35. Don't have skeletons in your closet.
  36. Keep as few secrets as reasonably possible.
  37. Despite the rule before this one, keep your friends' secrets.
  38. Politely tell people that you will not betray your friends' trust, when you are asked about their secrets and such.
  39. Volunteering (i.e. activism) is more important than voting. If you can do both, good for you. If you only have time for one, volunteer instead of voting. It makes more of a difference.
  40. Privately question your own values.
  41. Avoid questioning other people's values, especially in public.
  42. Listen more than you talk.
  43. Use a journal to count how many calories you consume per day.
  44. Use a journal to count how many calories you burn per day.
  45. If you want to lose weight, burn slightly more than you consume. If you want to gain weight, consume slightly more than you burn. If you are happy with your weight, try to burn the same amount as you consume.
  46. Weigh yourself daily at the same time(s).
  47. Write your daily weight down in a journal.
  48. Never allow the police to search you, your car, or your belongings if you do not have something to hide.
  49. Never tell other people that you think they or something they are doing is immoral or sinful.
  50. Keep your moral values and religion to yourself. Use them to direct your own actions.
  51. Ask people how they are often and listen to their answer.
  52. Laugh at other people's jokes, but not your own.
  53. Shower at least once per day.
  54. Wash your hands, even if you aren't an employee.
  55. Take care of the elderly, which includes spending time with them and talking to them.
  56. Avoid going places where you need to be waited on.
  57. Wait on yourself wherever possible.
  58. Make your friends look good.
  59. Avoid lying.
  60. Don't pretend to be better than you are. Don't pretend to be more successful, popular, etcetera.
  61. Treat other people as if they are better than they are. Treat them as if they are more successful, popular, etcetera.
  62. Don't brag about your talents. Instead, surprise people with them when they just happen to be called upon.
  63. Sit up straight.
  64. Keep your house clean.
  65. If you have either of them, keep your car and office clean.
  66. Stretch daily. (I do Yoga most mornings.)
  67. Dance.
  68. Take dancing lessons if you could use improvement.
  69. Ask other people (e.g. your friends, your co-workers, your boss, etc.) what their favorite book is, and read it.
  70. Ask their favorite song or band, and listen to it.
  71. Ask their favorite movie, and watch it.
  72. Don't be camera shy.
  73. When your alarm goes off in the morning (if you use one), don't press snooze.
  74. Make a budget and follow it.
  75. Always turning off lights when leaving a room, unless of course there are others are in the room. For that matter, conserving any unnecessary electricity usage is key to the future of humanity.

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