Sunday, November 9, 2008

45 Lessons of Life

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next  small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't  take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards  every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to  disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8.  It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement  starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate,  resistance is futile.
11 . Make peace with your past so it won't screw  up  the  present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry
13. Don't compare  your life to others'. You have no  idea  what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret,  you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye.  But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the  mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful  or  joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19.  It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you  and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life,  don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets,  . Don't save it for a special occasion.  Today is  special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now.  Don't wait for old age to wear  purple.
24.  The most important organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your  happiness, except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these  words:  'In five  years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone  everything.
29 What other people think of you is none of your  business.
30.  Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a  situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you  are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34.  God loves you because of whom God is, not because  of  anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the  most of it  now.
36.  Growing old beats the alternative--dying young.
37. Your children get only  one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. All that truly matters in the end is  that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting  everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone  else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have  all you  need. 
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up,  dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but  it's still a gift

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