by Shannon Kaiser (With Commentary by Me.) 🙂
A Facebook friend and law school classmate posted this list yesterday morning. I liked most of the things listed and thought I’d share. Maybe someone will find the list helpful.
- Stop worrying about debt. (But, definitely seek to get out of it.)
- Forgive your ex[es]. (Forgiveness is for you and your sanity. It also provides a sense of closure.)
- Stop trying to control your outcome. (Leave that to God.)
- Look in the mirror and love yourself unconditionally. (This is a definite do.)
- Leave the job you hate [or just don’t like as much any more]. (Do this one sooner than later.)
- Find your purpose and live if full heartedly. (This is a cornerstone of true happiness.)
- Adopt a furry friend [at least once in life]. (Be it a from a rescue organization or from a breeder.)
- Don’t feel guilty about holiday weight gain [or weight gain that results from memorable times].
- Trust that everything is in the right order.
- Travel to the place you keep thinking about. (If you don’t, you will one day regret it.)
- Try something that scares you daily.
- Be open to change.
- Let go of your past.
- Stop trying to change people.
- Stop looking for [the] answer outside yourself. (You know yourself better than you realize.)
- Stop thinking you did something wrong. (Don’t be so critical of yourself.)
- Be your weird, crazy beautiful self. (One day it will pay off.)
- Follow your heart. (One day, this too, will pay off.)
- Risk everything for love. (Sounds good in practice. It also sounds scary. But, ultimately, I think it’s worth it.)
- Reject rejection. (Keep forging ahead.)
- See the world as a beautiful, safe and loving place. (Be optimistic. After all, happiness is your birthright.)
- See everyone as equals. (You are no better than anyone else; s/he is no better than you are.)
- Give up all attachments to stuff. (Easier said than done; but, the more you do it, the less tied down you will feel.)
- Recognize [that] the journey is the reward. (We learn so much along the way.)
- Stay hopeful and optimistic in difficult situations.
- Welcome life lessons. (It’s all in the journey. See #24.)
- See the opportunities in every challenge rather than give up.
- Live your values. (Stand on principle. Don’t go along to get along.)
- Inspire others by your own bigness. (It is surprising what others see in you that inspire them to see greatness in themselves.)
- Play with the world. (After all, the world is your oyster.)
P.S. Check back in a few days for my personal commandments.