50 Lessons I Learned In Life

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1. Don’t let anyone rob you of your joy.
2. Life isn’t always easy or fair.
3. Life is a blessing and a gift; it comes in all different forms and flavors, without the sour we wouldn’t appreciate the sweet.
4. Live in the present, it’s the only moment you have control over.
5. Life is too short to waste your time on negativity, this includes people, places, or things.
6. Comparing yourself to others is a huge waste of time and energy.
7. If you all threw your problems in a pile and then saw everyone else’s, you’d take your problems back.
8. Lighten up and live a little more.
9. The only constant in life is change.
10. Sometimes in order to resolve a matter you must agree to disagree.
11. Life is full of great mysteries, some become known and some remain unknown.
12. SIMPLIFY your life as much as possible. This way you make room for wonderful new things to come.
13. We remember the moments, make the most of all your moments.
14. Give yourself permission for a few guilty pleasures in life.
15. It is what it is. Stop driving yourself crazy trying to change things into something they clearly are not.
16. When in doubt check things out. Your intuition is telling you to gather more information.
17. Crying is a sign of strength not weakness.
18. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want in life, remember if you don’t ask the answer will always be no.
19. Measure yourself by your own measuring stick not by anyone else’s.
20. What doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
21. You deserve to be treated with love and respect, accept nothing less.
22. Crying is sometimes the only way you can process your feelings. Tears have their own way of healing you.
23. Writing brings your thoughts and words to life.
24. Follow your passions in life, they are the signposts that lead you to your greatest expression of who you really are.
25. Don’t save things for a special occasion, life is too short to put the things you love on hold.
26. Just because you can’t see beyond the horizon doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
27. Stop fighting against the current and go with the flow.
28. Choose to spend your time with people who lift you up by honoring and supporting you and your dreams.
29. You are perfectly imperfect and no one does you better than YOU.
30. You are your own harshest judge. Cut yourself some slack.
31. Ask yourself, Will this matter in five or ten years? Probably not.
32. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what happened is fine with you: it means that you are no longer willing to carry around any of the pain associated with it.
33. What other people think of you is none of your business.
34. Practice discernment by observing what your mind is thinking and your heart is feeling together as one.
35. Time has a way of healing, fading, and fixing things.
36. Intention is everything. Before doing or saying something ask yourself: What is my intention here? Your answer will tell you whether to move forward or not.
37. You are loved unconditionally beyond measure by God/Spirit. There is nothing you could ever do to change this.
38. Have faith there is more to the big picture than what you can see right now.
39. Growing old is a privilege not everyone is given.
40. Miracles happen everyday, look in the mirror you are one of them.
41. Nature is a great healer, spend as much time as possible discovering her many wonders both great and small.
42. Go ahead have yourself a pity party but be sure not to stay there too long.
43. If it no longer serves you…let it go.
44. Everything starts with a thought. Thoughts create choose them wisely.
45. In the end all that truly matters is whether or not we loved and were loved.
46. Everything changes when you change your perspective.
47. When life gets a little crazy remember to always keep calm and carry on. Even the baby steps count.
48. If your parents didn’t parent you, self-parenting is both healthy and necessary.
49. Three deep breaths can change everything.
50. Live life with no excuses or regrets.

Blessings,

Shirley Swift-Wilkinson

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