The reality is, we’re all similar. We are all just trying to find the lessons in the moments that we move through. The moments that change us. The moments that make us. The moments that we’d prefer to forget. Ultimately, the moments that make up to who we are.
This is what I know so far:
1. The people that truly love you unconditionally and hold you close are the ones that will shape and guide all the decisions of your life.
2. Be greedy with your time and affection.
3. Honesty is deserved.
4. The best friendships are equal. You get what you give in this life we all share.
5. There are going to be people who leave no matter what you do.
6. There are also going to be a lot of people who stay. For good.
7. Friendships can be outgrown.
8. It is important to know when to get out of your own way.
9. Time is life’s biggest cliché.
10. It’s also your life’s largest teacher.
11. More often than not, the best intentions and all the perseverance in the world may not give you the outcome you deserve.
12. Bad things will continue to happen and you’ll never really know why.
13. Face it, you’re not that important.
14. The darker things you go through will give you the most ‘aha’ moments.
15. Loyalty is something you should expect in the people you value most.
16. Be humble. Being thankful for what you have will keep you happy.
17. Being kind to strangers should be innate.
18. Have a personal barometer for bullshit. Enough is enough.
19. Mistakes are an inevitable part of everything we do, embrace them!
20. Apologize, remorse doesn’t exist in everyone.
21. Laughter will always move you through sadness.
22. Being there for someone is something you’ll never regret doing.
23. Failure at work happens to everyone. Stand out by actually trying to be better.
24. Work towards being someone you admire.
25. You’ll never be able to control the decisions of others.
26. Protect yourself and be guarded, but don’t turn away from giving out second chances. There’s a 50/50 chance it will be worth it.
27. Devote yourself to the things and the people who bring out the best in you.
28. Most of all, you can’t get your time back. Invest it wisely.