A set of personal rules makes life easier, especially when they’re created out of life lessons. Rules allow us to handle common situations simply and easily, hassle-free, by remembering and following the rule. If you watch NCIS, you know Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) has a set of forty-five rules he teaches all of his agents to use and work by.
Me, I have a few rules of my own. One has to do with art fairs and my love of wearing and being surrounded by art. The rule: If I don’t know where I’m going to put it, I can’t get it…yet. So I collect artist business cards when I find something I like. Often I eventually figure out where that something special goes and get it later.
Relationships are another area where rules have made life easier. They started as my single survival skills, because I was single for a lot of years. They were a combination of lessons I learned and wisdom of other women I respected. And they worked. It is now nearly thirty years later–and those rules over time? I’ve discovered they are also happy, healthy marriage rules.
Update 2016: Relationship rules are now in Kindle eBook form.
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Love your life. It matters. You matter. And rules, especially happy, healthy life and relationship rules, make it easier…and creative.