Friday, July 8, 2011

Life Lessons Learned:

Never give up on your dreams. When something seems impossible, try harder.

God has a dream for your life, and I promise it is so much bigger than anything you could dream for yourself.

You will never know the moment when someone will come into your life and change it forever. Welcome new friendships.

Cherish your friends and never take them for granted. Make time for them, even when life gets busy.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Share your talents. Make a difference.

This life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Live it fully and appreciate each and every moment.

You cannot appreciate true joy without also experiencing awful sorrow.

This too shall pass. One day the horrible pain will be a vague memory. Press forward when things sometimes feel impossible and unbearable. You will be so glad that you did.

Wear life as a loose garment. Nothing should be taken THAT seriously. If you have your health, love and the health of those that you love, then life is very good.

Cherish your family. They will support you and love you forever.

No dream is too big.

Pay it forward.

Do not judge others if you have not walked their path. We all have our own, unique, life journey and it makes us who we are. Embrace your own journey and learn what you can from it.

Be proud of yourself and your life journey. You are sooo special!

Take time to smell the roses. Life is not a race. Enjoy it.

Be proud of who you are. There will never be another you!

Smile at strangers. I promise that it will make YOU happy.

Be a good friend. Listen and always make time for others.

Love—love with all of your heart.

Live an open and honest life. People will respect you for your integrity and for being real. There is nothing you should ever be ashamed of, nothing.

Life isn’t about collecting “stuff.” We all enjoy nice things, but please, darling, don’t let your “stuff” define you.

You make money to spend it. Spend it on what you need and on what will make your life rich. Not on what will make you appear rich. Make a difference.

Say “thank you” every single time someone goes out of their way to make your life better. No one owes you a thing and you must appreciate the kind acts of others. When you say “thank you,” mean it.

Always see the cup as half full. You will have so much to be grateful for. Life is GOOD!!!

Do what you love and be proud of what you do. Whether you decide to embrace a career or make a career of parenting, do it because it feels right for you. Appreciate that you have the choice and embrace your decision.

If you have children, cherish them. You will love them more than you ever knew possible and you will finally really understand just how much I love you.

Live each day fully. You never know if it will be your last. So, make it count.

Travel, see the world. It is one big, amazing place!

Please don’t wait until retirement to see it either. Many people (including each of your grandfathers) never got to savor the fruits of their labor. Live life NOW.

Don’t spend more than you have—ever.

If you do decide to spend your money on something, enjoy it. You made the money and you deserve to feel happy spending it. That is what money is for.

Share your gifts—whatever they are. Without Jamie’s gift of fertility we wouldn’t have you.

Take risks—go after your dreams. Without risk comes no reward.

Give your all to whatever you do.

Don’t worry about what other people think. Ultimately, this is YOUR life and you need to do what feels right to you. You can spend your whole life worrying about what other people think. Don’t. Life is too short!

Savor the times when everything feels right!

Listen more than you talk. God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. When you do talk, make it count. (Your Mom is still working on this one!!!)

Never be afraid to admit your flaws. No one is perfect. We are all a work in progress. But, when you know better—do better. Try to be the best person you can be.

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