Monday, January 3, 2011

A few things I must try to remember as I go through life.

- Slow down, look around, and enjoy.

- Have real conversations with anybody you can. They will make you feel human.

- Leave your comfort zone behind, but always have a place to retreat to when it becomes too much.

- Accept that bad days happen. Also accept that they stay around only as long as you make them stay around.

- The camera is a tool, that is all. It helps you remember, but it does not make memories.

- If you are bitter, that bitterness will infect every relationship you have. Make yourself the top priority, everything else will get better.

- Convenience is easy, but it is also blinding. Do hard things for the simple reason that they are hard. You will enjoy these things in retrospect, but more importantly: you will remember them far more vividly.

- Don’t hurt anybody you don’t have to.

- Be okay with being alone – truly alone. Turn off the cell phone, get your nose out of a book, and pull the ear buds out of your head. Sit and just be with yourself sometimes. You will probably go a little crazy.

- Be still sometimes. Go outside and wait for all the wildlife to come around. This is a good time to be with yourself.

- Work towards being happy. Happy is not a destination – it is a journey. This is not only cliché, but very true.

- Friends are family. Family are friends. They are the ones who keep you sane.


Warren said...

good advice indeed

Courtney said...

"And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the
rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake,
but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the
fire; and after the fire a still small voice." 1 KINGS 19:11-12
Metaphorically, it's beautiful.

Melissa said...

"It helps you remember, but it does not make memories." That's perfect.

And yes, all good advice. That old head on your young shoulders just keeps getting older, and wiser. :)

Steve said...

Super words of wisdom.

TomboCheck said...

Thanks y'all. :)