- The word breakfast refers to breaking your night's fast with your first meal - fasting has spiritual meaning in many religions. Before you break your fast, give thanks to whatever deity or benign force you choose for this new morning.
- Your intelligence and knowledge does not help you can your habits or habit energy. Only the practice of recognizing, embracing, and transforming can help. That is what mindful breathing is for.
- Recognizing friends' birthdays is gracious and kind. As friends age, they may not expect this - which makes the gesture even more valuable as an expression of loyalty and appreciation. Be strict with yourself: keep records of key birthdays, and if you forget to mail a card, make a celebratory phone call instead, or send an e-mail or text message.