As we all look forward to the new year 2014, I credit my family and friends for creating a safe haven and support network that carried me through 2013 and helped me realize what a treasured life I have.
One of my lifelong friends (from age 12), Tasha Malinchoc Federinko, posted these golden nuggets on her Facebook page, and I am sharing them with you, as a guide for 2014. They come from the website Positively Positive. Good advice.
34 Life Lessons in a Nutshell
1.) People who want to be with you will find a way. Seek, but don’t chase.
2.) Don’t allow abuse or disrespect. You are valuable and deserve respect.
3.) Spend time with happiness givers not happiness suckers.
4.) Feel the fear and do it anyway.
5.) Own your truth and stay out of denial.
6.) Be present and stay present. Awareness is key.
7.) Your needs have value; don’t ignore them.
8. Achieving dreams requires action. Take steps now.
9.) Stop trying to be anything but you.
10.) You are not your past. Don’t go there; let it go.
11.) Forgive yourself.
12.) Mistakes are not bad; they teach us valuable lessons.
13.) Doing something is better than doing nothing.
14.) Trying has a higher probability of resulting in success than not trying at all or quitting.
15.) Be grateful. You have received many gifts.
16.) Be responsible; only you control your actions.
17.) You are stronger than you think.
18.) You always have a choice in your response and attitude. Choose wisely.
19.) Love is all around. You just have to choose to see it.
20.) Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
21.) Seize opportunity.
22.) Look for the positive in every situation, event and person; it’s there.
23.) The only person you need to impress is yourself; stop comparing yourself to others or competing with them.
24.) Give, don’t take.
25.) Hating someone only hurts you.
26.) Don’t debate; everyone is entitled to their viewpoint.
27.) Challenge yourself; this is how you grow and get better.
28.) What’s important is what YOU think/believe, not what others think/believe.
29. ) Focus on what you want and you will create it and/or find it.
30.) Have an open mind. Anything is possible.
31.) Practice Kindness. It’s a great religion
32.) Right and wrong are matters of perspective. Be tolerant of differences.
33.) Always remember that your future has not yet been written. Write a great one.
34. ) Your purpose in life is to find your talent and share it.
And Happy New Year, one and all!!!
As Lou Grant said on the last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
"I treasure you people!"