Tuesday, July 21, 2009

45 Life Lessons You'll Never Learn in School

I found a link to this page on another blog and decided to copy down the list of things. I rather enjoy it actually. Some are cliche, but most of them are good things to know...I highlighted my favorites.

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 hating anyone.
4.) Your job won't take care of you when you're sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5.) Pay off your credit cards every month.
6.) You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7.) Crying with someone is more healing than crying alone.
8.) It's okay to get angry with God, he/she can handle it.
9.) Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10.) When it comes to chocolate resistance is futile.
11.) Make peace with the past so it won't screw up the present
12.) It's okay to let your children see you cry.
13.) Don't compare your life to other's you don't know what their journey is about.
14.) If a relationship has to be 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.
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.
20.) When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21.) Over prepare, then go with the flow.
22.) Burn the candles, where fancy lingerie, use the nice sheets. Don't wait for a special occasion, today is special.
23.) Be eccentric now, don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24.) The most important sex organ is the brain.
25.) No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26.) Frame every "disaster" with this: "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.) Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does.
33.) Believe in miracles.
34.) God loves you because of who God is,not because of something you did or didn't do.
35.) Don't audit life, show up and make the most of it.
36.) Growing old meets the alternative: dying young.
37.) Your children only get one childhood.
38.) All that truly matters in the end is that you love and were loved back.
39.) Get outside daily.
40.) If we through all the problems in the world in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41.) Envy is a waste of time.
42.) No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
43.) Yield.
44.) Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
45.) The best is yet to come.

1 comment:

  1. I just read this list over breakfast, and it is so true. Thanks for the reminders of what's important!

    - Julie