Tuesday, June 9, 2009

45 Pieces of Advice...Really Good Advice

My dear mama sent me this advice in an email....I normally don't open any emails like that, but this one caught my attention because I tend to take all my mama's advice and at least try it out...I could relate to every single one and needed to hear most of them. I love them all, but I highlighted my favorites.... What are yours??

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 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, 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 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 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. 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 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.

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Christyrenee said...

This is great Tara! I love #40!! I'm going to copy this and email to all my friends/family =)

Thena said...

WOW! I posted the same thing last week from an e-mail through a group I'm a member of.

Lynsey said...

I needed to hear this today! Really good advice...I will pass it on. Thank you!

Tara said...

Had stop in and check out your blog. Saw your name in comments on another blog. Tara is more common then it use to be but still not a everyday name either.
Blessings from another Tara

Muthering Heights said...

That's all great advice...I like #2!

Tina said...

I love it and I am going to borrow it and email to my sisters.

Thanks for sharing!

Mrs.Zeus said...

Great advise, I might borrow it and post this sometime next week.

Dropping by from SITS!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Hi, I came over from Tiaras and Tantrums. I'm so glad I did. Great post, great advice! enJOY your day!

Janelle said...

That's great Tara, glad you opened this email! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

My fave is no one is in charge of your happiness but you. I tell my kids that all the time.

CasualFridayEveryDay said...

All really good advice!


Warren Baldwin said...

Good post! I just received this same email and thought about using it on my blog. It has a lot of good thoughts. I tried to find one that was my favorite but there are too many good ones. wb

Trish's Soapy Blessings said...

Simply beautiful and thought provoking! Thanks for the share!


Great post! Loved it, popping in from SITS!

heather said...

Good post.
I'll add:

wear sunscreen and drink more water.

and also,

every once in awhile bust out a box of crayons and color.

Preschool Playbook said...

This is SO beautiful. I wish I could have a copy in front of me at ALL times. Thank you for posting this.

Drahdrah said...

Soooo true. Love 40 and 41 !!!