Making life a little better

30 Mar

After I posted the list of 21 things… I receive a bunch of emails from friends, and strangers alike, with other top things to live by, some are funny, some serious, and some touched my heart. I will get to post them in the next few days… but I figure I can start by posting my top 10 ten.

10 Things to keep in Mind (To make life a little better)

  1. Trust your instincts. (If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t… fun, tempting…maybe, but not right)
  2. Remember your manners. (It doesn’t cost you anything. But it speaks volumes about who you are. Having class stars with this).
  3. Never let possessions “Own” you. (It’s just Stuff! The most valuable things in life – Friends, respect, love, knowledge – don’t cost money… Hokey, but true).
  4. Nurture your friendships. (The investment you make in true friends will pay huge dividends all your life – remember, you can’t make an old friend).
  5. Keep your hands clear. (This is meant both literally and figuratively… it will save you a lot of regrets later… )
  6. Believe in yourself. (Yeah, this is another hokey one, but you do happen to be the only you in existence, and you’re also the only person in the world who can truly hold you back in life… think about it).
  7. Be grateful. (Don’t waste all your today’s in anticipation of some grand tomorrow. Now is all we’ve got. Live in it!)
  8. Treat others the way you want to be treated. (Okay, so I didn’t make this one up.
    The point is, just because you’re smarter or richer or prettier than someone else doesn’t mean you’re better. It just means you’ve been more blessed).
  9. Always keep playing. (Who says adults have to give up toys? Keep the little kid inside you alive… it keeps your imagination primed. Silly is good).
  10. No matter what, you will always be loved. (You don’t have to test this one… Just carry it around in your back pocket, and if you can only remember one, remember this one, because is the most important one).
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