Sunday, 25 April 2010

life lessons you'll never learn in school

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. Your job won't take care of you when you are 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. 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 futileresistance 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 calmscalms 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, wear the fancy lingerie. 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 waitDon't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organsex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ''In five years, will this matter?".
27. Always choose lifechoose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time healsTime 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 youGod loves you because of who 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.
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.

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Chapter I

I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in
I am lost . . . I am helpless
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter II

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
But, it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter III

I walk down the same street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in . . . it’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter IV

I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter V

I walk down another street.

A Partial List of Eternal Truths

  1. This is it!
  2. There are no hidden meanings.
  3. You can’t get there from here, and besides there’s no place else to go.
  4. Nothing lasts!
  5. There is no way of getting all you want.
  6. You can’t have anything unless you let go of it.
  7. You only get to keep what you give away.
  8. There is no particular reason why you lost out on some things.
  9. The world is not necessarily just. Being good often does not pay off and there is no compensation for misfortune.
  10. You have a responsibility to do your best nonetheless.
  11. It is a random universe to which we bring meaning.
  12. You don’t really control anything.
  13. You can’t make anyone love you.
  14. No one is any stronger or any weaker than anyone else.
  15. Everyone is, in his own way, vulnerable.
  16. There are no great men/women.
  17. If you have a hero, look again; you have diminished yourself in some way.
  18. All of you is worth something, if you will only own it.
  19. Childhood is a nightmare.
  20. But it is so very hard to be an on-your-own, 'take care of yourself because there is no one else to do it for you' grown-up.
  21. Love is not enough, but it sure helps.
  22. We have only ourselves, and one another. That may not be much, but that’s all there is.
  23. How strange, that so often, it all seems worth it.
  24. We are responsible for everything we do.
  25. No excuses will be accepted.
  26. You can run, but you can’t hide.
  27. We must learn the power of living with our helplessness.
  28. The only victory lies in surrender to oneself.
  29. You are free to do whatever you like. You need only face the consequences.
  30. What do you know - for sure - anyway?
  31. Learn to forgive yourself, again and again
  32. And again and again.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

What I Learned in Life

  • I've learned - that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

  • I've learned- that no matter how much I care, some people just don't care back.

  • I've learned- that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

  • I've learned- that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

  • I've learned- that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you'd better know something.

  • I've learned- that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do.

  • I've learned- that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

  • I've learned- that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

  • I've learned- that you can keep going long after you can't.

  • I've learned- that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

  • I've learned- that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

  • I've learned- that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

  • I've learned- that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

  • I've learned- that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

  • I've learned- that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

  • I've learned- that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

  • I've learned- that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

  • I've learned- that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

  • I've learned- that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

  • I've learned- that your family won't always be there for you. It may seem funny, how people you aren't related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren't always biological.

  • I've learned- that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

  • I've learned- that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

  • I've learned- that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

  • I've learned- that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

  • I've learned- that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

  • I've learned- that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

  • I've learned- that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

  • I've learned- that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

  • I've learned- that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

  • I've learned- that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

  • I've learned- that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

  • I've learned- that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

  • I've learned- that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

  • I've learned- that it's hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people's feelings and standing up for what you believe.