The quintessential survival kit for 2013…

I want to share this evening a 2013 daily survival kit I received in an email from my friend Katherine Tweed (via her friend Val Reed in Saskatchewan).  I found it to be just the right reminder as I ready myself for the start of a new semester and all the running around that goes along with it.  Often folks get so busy in their day-to-day life that they forget some simple, but very important, necessities for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.  Hence, the daily survival kit.


Toothpick: to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself.

Rubber band: to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out.

Band-Aid: to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else’s.

Eraser: to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That’s okay, we learn from our errors.

Candy Kiss: to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment every day.

Mint: to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family & me.

Bubble Gum: to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.

Pencil: to remind you to list your blessings every day.

Tea Bag: to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of blessings. This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day.

Make sure you carry this quinessential survival kit with you in 2013.  Remember – be kind to yourself and others.  Life gets tough some days, but at the end of the day we are nothing without love and humanity.

Oh yes…I am putting lots of extra kisses in mine and a really big eraser. ;-)

Day one thousand two hundred and seventy-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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3 Responses to The quintessential survival kit for 2013…

  1. B-dubya says:

    Perfect! :D

  2. Kevin says:

    awseme……..I can tell your a bison…..

  3. katherine says:

    Fun to see. I’m going to send it to Val. She’ll be delighted.

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