• drink lots of water
  • learn to love lentils
  • giggle
  • bite a bagel
  • don’t go to bed angry
  • eat a lot of broccoli
  • sit in the woods
  • jump rope
  • read something funny
  • avoid caffeine
  • read the Bible
  • eat a hearty breakfast
  • remember: “The more you rely on unhealthful foods and between-meal snacks, the hungrier you feel”
  • don’t squeeze pimples
  • set ambitious goals
  • ask questions
  • wear a seat belt
  • start every day by exclaiming: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24)
  • live the same in public as you do in private
  • sing a song
  • play on a swing set
  • cry when you feel like it
  • study to learn, not just to get good grades
  • try a trampoline
  • give generously
  • never experiment with smoking, alcohol, or drugs
  • don’t slouch
  • limit your time watching TV and surfing the Net and make it positive
  • know what’s right and don’t give in to peer pressure
  • be a dreamer AND a doer
attitude, too. This doesn’t mean that the more sun you get, the better. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know that you can get too much of a good thing. This brings us to the next letter.

    T stands for temperance. Temperance means two things: first, stay away from everything that is bad for you, and second, use the right amount of the things that are good for you. For example, drugs and alcohol are bad for you and should be avoided. Again, the Owner’s Manual informs us about this.