Don’t drink and drive. No credit cards. Say no to drugs. Save sex for marriage. Don’t work for family. Keep your heart close. Wait. Save money. Find a hobby. Don’t hold grudges. Spend time outside. Enjoy your family. Don’t let small things become big things. Explore. Play in the dirt. Love those who need it, and love those who don’t. Feed the hungry. Don’t get burdened down with the stuff of life. Listen to different music. Don’t stick to one news source. If you haven’t used it in the past year, get rid of it. Research. Smile – a lot.
Make new friends. Take time off. It’s okay to get dirty. Give without expectations. Eat right. Ask for help. Build something. Learn something new. Pray. It’s okay if you’re not who you thought you’d be. Hug, even if it’s uncomfortable. Loser is a hurtful word. You’re right where you’re supposed to be – now go where your heart leads you. Money isn’t everything. Drink lots of water. Read anything. Call people back, even if you don’t want to. No one cares if you split your infinitives. At least give it a try. If you feel like it, sing out loud.
It’s okay if your expectations are different from other people’s expectations. Express your opinion. Laugh. Go to the mall and watch people. Tell someone you love them. Visit an old friend. Don’t shun your feelings. It’s okay to say no. If you think it’s not good for you, it probably isn’t. Measure twice, cut once…but if you don’t, it’s okay. Mistakes happen. Regrets only hold you back. It’s fine if you use your fingers to count. Compliment someone. PDA’s are okay. Some people want nothing more than for you to really listen to them.
Eat candy now and then. It’s okay to go to the movies alone. Strike up conversations with strangers. Help the elderly – you’ll be in their shoes someday. Speak up for what’s right. Defend the defenseless. Don’t stand back and let things happen. Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Hope. The change in your ashtray can buy a meal for someone. Remember the good. Forget the bad.
Learn from my mistakes.
.much love. sheth.