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17 Things to Remember In Life

1.  Believe In Yourself --> You are unique and God's perfect creation.  There is only one YOU in this world.  You can do anything if you work hard and never give up.  Believe in yourself, because YES you can do it! 

2.  Be Grateful --> Gratitude turns what we have into ENOUGH.  Be GRATEFUL for the little things in life that are free.  Make a list and add to it everyday.

3.  Never Let Possessions "Own" You --> It's just stuff and can be replaced. The most valuable things in life - God, family, friends, respect, love, kindness, knowledge - don't cost money.  Simple, but true.

4.  Nurture Your Friendship With Your Siblings --> Your friends might come and go, but your siblings will be your lifelong friends.  Be gracious and forgiving.  Spend time together often.  Have fun and laugh out loud! :)

5.  Never Lose Your Sense of Wonder & Curiosity --> Keep the little kid inside you alive.  Play outdoors often and keep your imagination primed.  Have fun and laugh often!

6.  Kindness --> Kindness is a wonderful way to let another person know that there is still LOVE in this world.

7.  Remember Your Manners --> It doesn't cost you anything, but it speaks volumes about who you are.  

8.  Trust Your Instincts --> If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.  That feeling you get in your belly – trust it. It will tell you when something isn’t right, when you are about to make the wrong decision and when you need to take the leap to reach the goals you are setting for yourself. 

9.  Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated --> Former First Lady, Barbara Bush said, "Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends & coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."

10.  No Matter What, You Will Always Be Loved --> Just carry it around in your back pocket and know that, no matter what, you can always come home.  You will always be LOVED sweet one.  Dad and I will always be in the front row cheering for your successes and dreams come true.  We will always be a soft place to land when you fail, when you experience disappointment, when it feels as though your heart might break. You are a gift – a beautiful, kindhearted and precious gift!

11.  Realize That Happiness Is A Choice And Contagious --> You can make the decision to "be happy" each day.  Make someone smile, and the good feelings will come right back to you.

12.  Give Away Some Courage Everyday --> When you encourage another to "keep going," "hang in there," or "'believe in your dreams," you will find an unending source of happiness in your heart.

13. Put Your Phone Down –-> Yes, sometimes you just need to put the phone down and BE in the moment. Experience people. Look someone in the eye and have a conversation. I know texting is easy – trust me….but a call or a moment in person when you need to tell a friend you are there for them, to say congratulations, thank you or I’m sorry cannot be replaced by words typed on a phone.

14. Remember that mistakes give you an opportunity to grow.  You are not defined by your mistakes in the past.

15.  Look for the second right answer -->  When faced with a problem or setback, it's tempting to simply give up on your dreams or plans.  Instead, try treating problems as opportunities to be creative.  Realize that for every obstacle there is a solution.  Discover the gift of searching for the second right answer.

16. Prayer changes things --> It quiets us down and opens us up to that still, small voice inside.  Prayer takes the desires of our hearts and lifts them to a loving, listening God.

17.  Keep your word -->  Say what you mean and mean what you say.  Look people straight in the eyes.  Live and work with honesty and integrity.  Always try to keep your promises.

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