Saturday, April 26, 2014

Words to Live By - Week 5

A day late, but this is the 5th 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:

Last week's suggestion of "Wag more, Bark less" inspired me to continue with an animal theme this week!  Here are two phrases I saw on merchandise from the website

Howl more.  Growl less.
Purr more. Hiss less.

The next three phrases just sort of came to me:

Whinny more.  Kick less.
Swim more.  Belly up less.
Groom more. Shed less.

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.

Walk more. Drive less.
Recycle more. Throw out less. 
Vote more. Complain less. 
Study more.  Skip school less. 
Wag more.  Bark 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. Interesting. I like this idea. Why not; be yourself more, adjust to others less? Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment, apreciated!

  2. Thank you for visiting my blog Linda. I finally had a chance to view your partner's paintings on your blog, and they are wonderful. Visiting your blog is as satisfying as walking through a museum! I so appreciate the glimpse of Sweden and having a new friend there!


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