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18 Rules of Living Life by the Dali Lama
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1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

The Art of Happiness

Shout Out to My Followers

Ever since I won a giveaway way back when (still got my SNK wallet and keychains), I wanted to pay it back somehow. I’m kind of thinking of doing some sort of giveaway but since I’m not an artist and I can’t stay on a consistent schedule for fanfic writing, I figure I can do small stuff.

NDK is an anime convention in September and I have a 3 day pass. The vendors and artists there are really cool. I bought so much fan art last year. So what I was thinking was I could pick up some stuff and do a drawing or something. It’s still a while away so I have time to figure out the raffle process and rules (18 and older, living in US because I know shit about the postal service) but I have another issue:

What do I get?

I’m not going to be giving out big things like pillows or stuffed plushies (isn’t shipping kind of expensive?) I’m thinking wallets, keychains, fan art, stuff like that. However, I’m not sure what fandom to focus on. Like should it be all Naruto stuff because I’m more known for it? Should I include other things I like: Tokyo Ghoul, SNK, Dragon Ball, Pokemon, Digimon, ect? 

This is where you come in. You can anonymously leave me an ask and tell me what are things you’re interested in and/or what things make sense for a giveaway.

ex. “I think a wallet is useful.” “A poster of (this fandom)” “Necklace.” 

The most common answers will be chosen and I can go from there.

****Hopefully this goes better than the purse I tried to give away last year. No one was interested and the only person that favorited it was likely a bot since I didn’t hear shit back from them. LOL.  

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules for Living - via Owen Kelly

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Here they are.

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three Rs:
    1. Respect for self
    2. Respect for others
    3. Responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.