From Max Lucado "In the Eye of the Storm" I share the following (Max was using the analogy that a wise captain shifts the direction of his craft according to the signal of the lighthouse and we would be wise to live our lives the same way, thus the list):

Herewith, then, are the lights I look for and the signals I heed:

-- Love God more than you fear hell.

-- Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.

-- Make major decisions in a cemetery.

-- When no one is watching, live as if someone is.

-- Succeed at home first.

-- Don't spend tomorrow's money today.

-- Pray twice as much as you fret.

-- Listen twice as much as you speak.

-- Only harbor a grudge when God does.

-- Never outgrow your love of sunsets.

-- Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.

-- 'Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.

-- God has forgiven you; you'd be wise to do the same.

-- When you can't trace God's hand, trust his heart.

-- Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.

-- Don't feel guilty for God's goodness.

-- The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.

-- Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.

-- Live your liturgy.

To sum it all up: Approach life like a voyage on a schooner. Enjoy the view. Explore the vessel. Make friends with the captain. Fish a little. And then get off when you get home.

Have a joy-filled day.