You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Often we are so caught up in the process of giving and taking of life that we forget the true spirit of generosity, one in which we give without the expectation of receiving. Nonprofit volunteering is a great way to carry out this phrase in your everyday life.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you well and forget about those who do not. And I think everything happens for a reason. If you have a chance, take it. If it changes your life, leave it. No one said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
It’s wordy, but the message is simple: live your best life now. Every day is a new day and the present moment is no different. Do not waste it on something or someone that prevents you from reaching your full potential.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you can not tell it about other people.
This goes back to my friend’s motto of “Do not be an idiot.” If you are not honest with others about yourself, you do not have any business intrusions into their lives, especially if your intention is to spread lies. That is simply cruel.
I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
It is not your accomplishments that shape how others see you. It is how they have connected with you on an emotional level. That does not mean that you have to make a great gesture of your feelings to everyone in your life each day. It’s just to say something as small as a smile goes a long way, especially if someone has had a bad morning.
It is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Sometimes all we want to do is please everyone around us, but it’s not worth it if you have to risk your own identity to do so. Be yourself and be faithful to your convictions. If people do not like you for that, leave them alone. It’s better than pretending to be someone you’re not.
We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we can not love ourselves, we can not fully open ourselves to our ability to love others or our potential to create.
It goes hand in hand with the previous quote. To love others and live a full life, you must embrace with every heart every part of yourself: the good, the bad and the ugly. Otherwise, you will be making yourself and others bad service.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
If you want something to change, the first step is to work to change it yourself. We can dare to dream, yes, but we can also dare to do so. Do not let the idea of failure prevent you from acquiring success.
The truth is that everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering.
We would all like to think the best of people in our lives, or at least I do, but it is inevitable that we all disappoint in some way or another. They are only human, after all. It is only a matter of distinguishing those who are worth fighting and who are worth the flight.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one remembers only to turn on the light.
You can not go wrong by adopting a Harry Potter phrase in your life, especially if it comes from the most wise director of fantastic fiction. I have found this appointment to be incredibly true to my life. With all the bad that happens, there is usually something good to get out of it as long as you choose to see it that way. Happiness is a choice, people, and positivity is certainly a virtue.
I do not have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my work as a hobby. It’s something I love to do.