Friday's Top Ten

Top ten ways to feel your best:

10. Get plenty of exercise.
And not just in your fingers and brain.

  9. Eat plenty of veggies.
Chocolate comes from a bean; therefore, it MUST be a veggie.

  8. Smile and laugh.
Everyone will wonder what you're up to now.

  7. Be thankful.
'Nuf said.

  6. Play with your kids, pets, and/or significant other.
It's a great excuse not to do housework.

  5. Take time to smell the roses.
And take special care not to get a thorn in your nose.

  4. Encourage your imagination.
What better reason do you need to daydream!

  3. Know that the glass is half full.
Otherwise you wonder what happened to the rest of it, and 10,000 other questions follow. You're not writing a novel with your life, although sometimes it feels like it with mine :)

 2. Seize the moment.
Whether it's finding the perfect hook or savoring a gorgeous sunset or nailing a first-class zinger.

And the #1 way to feel your best:

  1. Be yourself!


I am seriously printing this list out - I LOVE IT!
Hannah Kincade said…
Just what I needed to brighten my morning! :) thanks!!
Colette said…
Ha! Yes, chocolate must be a veggie!
Mason Canyon said…
These are all great tips that we need to put into action. Thanks for the reminder. Have a great weekend.

Thoughts in Progress
Joanne said…
Great list. I like "smile and laugh" too because they're contagious ... Spread the happiness :)
Holly Ruggiero said…
I always enjoy these lists. This is a really good one and I’m glad you pointed out the chocolate is a veggie. ;)
Thorn in the nose sounds painful!
Linda Kage said…
I kept thinking 'get plenty of rest' but that's probably just the mother-of-an-eight-month-old coming out in me.

#1 rocks!!
Laura Eno said…
Wonderful advice! Of course chocolate is a veggie!
Anonymous said…
I never thought of that. Chocolate comes from a bean therefore its a veggie. Makes sense to me. This changes everything!

Stephen Tremp
Carol Kilgore said…
Christine - Thanks!

Hannah - Sparkly bright soon as I pry my eyelids open.

Colette - Of course :)

Mason - Thanks. You, too.

Joanne - Yes, they are. And important.

Holly - My public service announcement of the week :)

Alex - Right!

Linda - I'm smiling with you :)

Laura - Exactly.

Stephen - There you go. Viewpoint is everything.
KarenG said…
Loved the running commentary! I always look forward to your Top Ten list.
Summer Ross said…
Great list, I'd say your number one is dead on! have a great weekend!
Arlee Bird said…
Totally practical, sensible advice--nothing I can add to this one. And yes, chocalate must me a vegetable!

Tossing It Out
Carol Kilgore said…
Karen - Thanks. Glad you like the Top Tens.

Summer - Yes, always be yourself.

Arlee - Three cheers for chocolate...the versatile veggie!
Helen Ginger said…
Great list Carol. I might add: Do something different today. (Get out of your rut ... routine today.)
Lydia Kang said…
Great list! We need to be reminded of all of these (but I'm glad you put in exercise too, that one probably gets shoved under the rug a lot!)
VR Barkowski said…
Love these, Carol. This is one of your best top tens ever, and you've had some great ones! Think I'll have crudités for lunch. To think I used to call them chocolate kisses...
Wonderful list, Carol. Your reasoning behind #9 is inspired.
Carol Kilgore said…
Helen - Excellent addition!

Lydia - Yeah,'ll notice it's #10 - LOL.

VR -I really did laugh out loud when I read your comment. Too funny!

Elspeth - Makes perfect sense to me.
Clarissa Draper said…
Well, I'm going to be feeling better (well better-er) soon because I've come to do #7. Thank you so much for your encouraging words on my blog. You've really been supportive. THANK YOU!

Carol Kilgore said…
My pleasure. You have a fun and informative blog.
Hart Johnson said…
Great list, Carol! I'm pretty much always a playful optimist, so those are pretty easy things to do!
Carol Kilgore said…
Same here, Hart. Have a great weekend.
notesfromnadir said…
#9 is classic & I agree w/ you that it comes from a bean & from a tropical plant (like that makes a difference but it does seem more exotic!)
RaShelle said…
Carol - perfect list! It's hard to REMEMBER to do all of those things, but so worth it when I do.

ps: I made chili and corn bread last Sunday (been meaning to tell you). It was fantastic!! =D
A very wise and amusing list. A thorn in my nose-hilarious! Better than a bee!
Carol Kilgore said…
notesfromnadir - Chocolate...the wonder plant :)

RaShelle - I'm glad your chili and cornbread was a hit!

Words Crafter - Most definitely an improvement over a bee.
Talli Roland said…
I might need to work on this a bit - especially the veggie one! Thanks, Carol.

Hope you're having a great weekend!
Carol Kilgore said…
By all means tend to those veggies :)

My weekend was marvelous. Hope yours was, too.
Anonymous said…
Excellent advice. :) I do so love having me some veggies... via chocolate. ;-)
Carol Kilgore said…
Same here, Kimberly!