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ONE SIMPLE ACT: 10 Rules for Happier Living

  1. Give something away – no strings attached
  2. Do a kindness – and forget it
  3. Spend a few minutes with the aged – their experience is priceless guidance
  4. Look intently into the face of a baby – and marvel
  5. Laugh often – it’s life lubricant
  6. Give thanks – a thousand times a day is not enough
  7. Pray or you will lose your way
  8. Work with vim and vigor
  9. Plan as though you’ll live forever – because you will
  10. Live as though you’ll die tomorrow – because you could


Cite: D. Macomber. (2009). One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity. New York. Howard Books.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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