Sunday, October 22, 2006

Life’s Rules

Rule 1: Always have fun. If something in life interests you do it. If you find it boring, then why do it? It's about the good things not about the bad.

Rule 2: Take care of the little things before you wind up regretting it. Tell somehow how you feel. Take care of yourself, and don't let anything bring you down

Rule 3: If you've tried to take care of the little things and some of it doesn't work, don't kill yourself over it. Things happen. We have no control over things. The best thing you can do is take it with stride and learn from it.

Rule 4: All for one, and one for all. Be loyal and love your friends and family. Remember it works both ways and don't ever let someone use you, hurt you, or make you feel like you aren't worth it. Life isn't a one way street, despite what some people might think.

Rule 5: Take a chance. You want to do something crazy then do it. You never know what's going to happen. It could be the best choice you ever make. Don't be scared, go on and do it if you know you want to.

Rule 6: "There" is no better than "here," It just seems better when you are caught in a bad situation and think that "there" will improve it. Remember weeds are green tooooooo.

Rule 7: Don't tell me you're doing something. Do it. Actions will always speak louder then words. You can say it a million times. I don't care. Let me see it done and I'll be happy for you.

Rule 8: If the only reason you're not doing something is because you're afraid, DO IT. There is nothing good in fear, face it, take ownership, and move on.

Rule 9: Consider where you are before you open your mouth. Some things aren't always appropriate. Remember we all see things differently. Respect your audience and use your inside voice when needed.

Rule 10: The thing I call my body is not me. I'm the force of personality and the joy I take in my life. My body is a nice thing, but it's not my defining characteristic.

Rule 11: If you care about someone, tell them. Not just words, not just deeds, but both. Don't expect them to "just know". Contrary to popular opinion, no one can read minds.

Rule 12: If life dumps a pile of manure on you, remember it could have come with the cow attached.. That would hurt a lot more and might even kill you. The smell of manure goes away but if you’re dead, you’re dead. Each pile of manure as a step toward a new life. Just take that first step and move on. Don’t agonize over the muck. That is life toooooo.

Rule 13: The answers to life's questions is within all of us. All you need to do is ask, look, listen, and trust the answer.

Rule 14: Always forgive because all of us have off days. Never forget because we are here to learn and we don’t have the time to repeat the same screw up . Add variety to your life. Screw up somewhere else. Live your life without regret. You tried your hardest and you are not expected to know what will happen next. I know this seems silly because we all like our rear view mirror called regret. Regret is a memory but that doesn't mean you have to let those regrets haunt you / run your life.

Rule 15: Smile. It will drive people crazy. Some will think you’re up to something or there is something wrong with them. Hell, it might even make them happy!!!

Rule 16: Love is not perfect so don't try to make it perfect. You will find someone who is perfect for you, and they will come with warts. Just don’t focus on the warts. You will have no choice in who you love but you will be able to point out a million reasons why you love them. Just think of Love as that never ending question that is part of the unexplained.

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