Friday, April 18, 2014

Words to Live By - Week 4

This is the 4th in a weekly series of this post.  If you are new to my blog, this is what it is all about:

The cover of one of my notepads suggests ways we should live more and live less.  Inspired by this message (on Friday, March 28th, 2014), I wrote a post about "Words to Live By."  I have decided to make weekly updates to this post, until I start repeating myself!  I promise each weekly update will contain more information than just the five new phrases though!

Readers are invited to use the comment section below, if they have new ideas of "words to live by" which would complete the phrase _____________ more. ______________ less."

(Any time I use an idea that is not mine, I will credit the contributor and their blog, if they have one. Just keep it family friendly, please!)

Here are the ideas for this week:

Walk more. Drive less.
Recycle more. Throw out less. 
Vote more. Complain less. 
Study more.  Skip school less. *

  • * In the report "Executive Summary: Report on Truancy and Dropout Prevention" published  by the American Bar Association,  it was stated: "Truancy has been clearly identified as an early warning sign for potential substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school."  While missing the occasional class for illness or even a family vacation is unlikely to lead to  these behaviors, it does seem  important for more than just academic reasons for kids to be committed to attending school regularly!
Wag more.  Bark less. **

  • **The last suggestion “Wag more, Bark less” is from a comment last week by blogger Lana's dog, Abby! (Two Teens and Their Mama).  I once had a Wag more, Bark less button pinned to my backpack until it fell off, but I hadn't thought of the expression while writing this post.  Great advice for both humans and dogs!  Thanks Abby!)

Just as a reminder 

Here is the list of phrases from previous posts: 

Love more. Fight less.
Enjoy more. Complain less.
Believe more. Doubt less.
Relax more. Worry less.

Play more. Work less. 

Praise more. Criticize less.
Read more.  Waste time less.
Promote equality more. Oppress less.

Exercise more. Eat less. 
Conserve more. Pollute less. 

Laugh more. Stress less. (“Anonymous”)
Listen more. Talk less.  (“Anonymous”)
Be brave more.  Fear less.
Donate more. Hoard less.
Achieve more.  Procrastinate less.

Give more. Take less.
Sleep more.  Stay up late less.
Eat healthy foods more.  Eat junk food less.
Smile more.  Frown less.
Wash hands more. Get sick less.

This notepad is from the Eccolo World Traveler "Lofty Thinking" collection.  The author of the words is unknown.

Many thanks to any readers who take the time to comment.

I'm trying to live more, not less.  How about you?  
What suggestions do you have?


  1. Susan - Thanks for the shout out to Abby! She was very excited to be mentioned :) I've nominated you for the Liebster Award because I like your blog so much.

    1. I am so honored! Thank you for the nomination Lana!

  2. Congrats on the Liebster! How about, Love more, worry less.

    1. Thanks Jen! I see that you have already been awarded the Liebster - and now have over 500 followers on Google+! Congrats!
      I like your suggestion, and will use it in the next more/less post. I appreciate your input!


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