1. Burning bridges every time someone disappoints you will make you an island.
This world is a fickle place and you will be let down a lot of times, even by the most unexpected people. You don’t mark one person as bad for that one bad thing they did, because nothing is black or white. We’re all gray and we’re all striving to get to the lightest shade possible. So when people disappoint you, try putting yourself in their shoes in the meantime. And if they were as disappointed as you at themselves for letting you down, maybe that’s a bridge worth saving.
2. Not all people will like you, and that is perfectly OK.
If everyone is willing to plant kisses at your feet, then you are not normal. Our personalities are made in such a way that we’re not compatible with everyone, and that’s the way things are. What’s not OK is if you keep putting yourself down because of the people you’re incompatible with. Surround yourself with the people who are your kind of crazy, and you’ll be just fine.
3. Keep the good things at the forefront of your mind; let the bad things take the backseat.
If someone or something succeeds at ruining your day, then they’ve succeeded in being the highlight of your day as well. That’s not a good place for an annoyance to be. So no matter what happens, you flick them to the side. Let them make noise and wreak havoc—your day is (and will always be) a thousand times better, if you only concentrate on the good things that have happened to you, too.
4. Being unforgiving will get you nowhere.
You can try, but you will end up being lonely with a lot of grudges in your heart and angry at the world.
5. You don’t let negativity get the best of you.
You let it try to get the best of you. Then you go ahead and flip the rug from underneath it. Being able to turn around the worst days ever is an accomplishment that’s hard to forget.
6. Happiness is never elusive.
It never flies away from your reach: You’re the one who keeps shooing it off. Happiness does not have a will on its own; it’s you. It’s you who will be able to see it in a piece of chocolate, or a hug, or a coin in the sidewalk. So open your eyes, and when happiness tugs at your heart, all you need to do is simply let it in.
7. You don’t look for the best things in life.
You find them from what you already have.