Friday, May 2, 2014

Words to Live By - Week 6

This is the 6th 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:

Whisper more.  Shout less.

Grow flowers more. Grow weeds less.

I don't think there is a single weed in this beautiful display!

Sunshine more.  Stormy weather less.  

Most people like sunshine more than stormy weather, although sometimes rainy days are nice!

Show more. Tell less.

Be yourself more. Adjust to others less.*
  • *The last phrase was suggested by Linda from Sweden, of the blog Kerlundphoto.  Visit her blog to see some beautiful photography and artwork! 

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.

Howl more.  Growl less.
Purr more. Hiss less.
Whinny more.  Kick less.
Swim more.  Belly up less.
Groom more. Shed 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. How about Create more...Destroy Less. Have a great weekend!

  2. Great idea! Thanks Lana. Hope your weekend is going well too.


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