Found this list on Chrissy's notebook. Thought I would pass it along. She still shows me each day how wise she was.
They always told me that I was going to break hearts. I should have believed them; I would have been more prepared.
Some thoughts I’d like to pass on:
© I don’t believe in soul-mates.
© Sure, everything happens for a reason, but have you ever stopped to think if it was the right reason?
© I don’t believe you can fall in love twice. One of them has to be a façade.
© There’s someone for everyone.
© You cannot fall in love while you’re in high school.
© There is no such thing as love at first sight, or second for that matter.
© Love is grown not created.
© Everyday should be lived like it’s your last. You never know when that day will come. Everyday should be a good day to die.
© Don’t make enemies. You never know when you might need their help.
© Be nice to everyone; that way, there’s a better chance of having someone be nice to you.
© Let people cut you off when you’re driving. The three seconds you lose might save your life.
© Smiles save lives.
© Don’t take anything for granted. For everything you have, there is someone who has better and someone who has worse.
© On that note, take care of your lawn so your grass will be the greenest.
© You are never alone.
© The glass is always half-full, even when it’s empty.
© Reach farther than the stars. Why limit yourself?
© Be a neat person; it will make your life so much easier. Organization is a great quality.
© Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed if you do something stupid. Have fun with it.
© You’re only young once.
© You’re also only an adult once, so you should try your best to experience both.
© Don’t act older than you are or lie about your age. You’ll look like an idiot, and lose valuable experiences that people in your true age group come across.
© Grab life by the horns.
© You control your own destiny.
© Fate is a made-up concept used to blame for poor decisions.
© Don’t let anyone tell you the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon.
© Don’t dwell in the past.
© Listen to others’ advice, but don’t believe every word they say.
© Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.
© Question authority.
© Yield to warning signs.
© If you’re in the middle of no where, and there’s a red light and no one around for miles, you should still stop.
© Follow your heart, but don’t forget to listen to your brain too.
© Family is everything. Without your family, you are nothing, so give them what they deserve.
© Sing and dance at every opportunity you are given.
© Wait to have sex. Life isn’t a race; take things slowly.
© Find someone you would be willing to die for. It doesn’t have to be a member of the opposite sex. For instance, mine is my brother.
© Be active. No one wants to grow up to be a couch potato.
© Friends are very important, but know how to distinguish between a friend, an acquaintance, and a true friend.
© Meditate, even if for you that just means lying in bed trying to clear your head.
© Try everything once.
© Don’t save anything for the trip back; life is like a one-way street.
© Wear sunscreen, seriously.
© Don’t go tanning at a salon. It makes your skin age faster.
© Global warming actually is a problem.
© Change the world.
© The power of one isn’t just a catch phrase; each person really does have a lot of power.
© Give church a try. It might just surprise you.
© Don’t hate anyone. There’s got to be something about them you like or can at least tolerate.
© Homework really is useless, but you should do it anyway.
© Honesty and kindness are rewarded.
© Do things for yourself sometimes, not only because you are trying to please others.
© Don’t search for others’ approvals. The only opinion that matters is your own.
© Have fun.
© Don’t give up on anything; no goal is unattainable.
© On the same note, don’t try to save a relationship that the other person does not want to save.
© Rescue damsels in distress on a daily basis. They’re everywhere.
© Help old grandmothers cross the street.
© Help your neighbor with the groceries or shoveling.
© Life is not about how much you can achieve; it’s how much you can help.
© Run for President.
© No job is too big to handle or too small to be ignored.
© Plan for success, even if it means planning to not have a plan.
© Being spontaneous is living.
© Don’t be afraid to fall. Falling is part of life. It’s how long it takes to pick yourself back up that determines how strong a person you are.
© Don’t kick boys in the groin, even if they deserve it. It really hurts.
© Try martial arts. It’s exhilarating.
© Teaching is one of the many joys of life.
© Helping is the second.
© Life has its ups and downs, so when you’re on a down, remember you still have the ups to look forward to.
© Make-up is a waste of time and energy.
© Inner beauty is what matters.
© Listen to your elders. Sometimes they actually are right.
© Be safe.
© Try new foods you’ve never tried before and learn to salsa. Hey- you never know. Close