Well, I am back with some more “tidbits” (lessons learned in my life). I sure hope you can relate!
- Appreciate the beautiful young people in your life! Enjoy the young people and young adults who are around you… appreciate them for who they are and what they are going to become… and please don’t think you can’t learn anything from them. I so enjoy the young ladies and gents, my daughters’ friends, in their 20’s who I am surrounded by, and I am so delighted with what they are doing with their lives! They are our future, after all.
- Take time for your elderly parents, grandparents, or friends in your life! A phone call or short visit from you will be cherished. Sit with them, talk with them, listen to them. Let them tell you the same story over and over and over again …. keep a smile on your face! After all, they won’t be around forever.
- Know when to cut your losses and walk away from something. It could be a toxic relationship, a bad decision or other things wrong in your life. This is a hard one – and it will be hard to adjust at first…. A year later, though, you won’t regret your decision!
- Love without action means nothing… love with action is everything! Don’t say you love someone without being there for them or doing something practical for them when they need it.
- Some days, life just stinks…. Suck it up – better days are ahead! (And these crummy days won’t last forever.) I believe life runs in “cycles.” After you go through a “down” cycle, you will certainly appreciate your life when you are in an “up” cycle.
- Kindness is attractive… that’s right young gals! You just wait – when you get older, you will surely appreciate this one!
- God gives us a measure of His grace during those difficult times of need! And He never gives us more than we can handle (with His help, of course.) Hold onto that!
- There is no “time limit” on grief. I realized that one after losing my parents 7 months apart. It’s a moment by moment, day by day process, and healing comes in small doses over, for some of us, a long period of time.
- Your parents WERE RIGHT! That’s the truth!
- Give to those in need! It does not have to be money, it can be your time and your energy. Consider volunteering! You will not regret that you have done so.
- You really have to learn to love yourself before you can love someone else. It’s not often easy, and it takes time, but you can’t give out to someone else if you’ve got nothing inside for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time, your friend,