Points to Ponder

  1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents and family will. Stay in touch.
  5. Laugh every day.
  6. “Because” is sometimes the only answer to “Why?” Accept it.
  7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
  9. When you fall down, get up.
  10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
  11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  12. Don’t judge. Accept people as they are and where they are.
  13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  14. Life is a journey, not a destination.
  15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. Be grateful for where you are and what you have.
  16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  24. Life is an adventure.
  25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. Happiness is something you choose.
  26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ”In two years, will this matter?”.
  27. Always choose life.
  28. Forgive everyone everything.  Resentment is a yoke around your neck, not their’s
  29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
  30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
  31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
  33. Believe in miracles and you will see them.
  34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
  35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
  37. Forgive your parents so that your children will forgive you.
  38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  41. Be happy with enough.
  42. The best is yet to come.
  43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  44. Yield. Take turns.
  45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.
  46. Give flowers; for yourself and others.
  47. Give simple gifts: Compliments, Thanks, Admiration, Encouragement, Appreciation, Praise.
  48. If you take the time to pray, take the time to listen.
  49. Don’t give your power to anyone.
  50. We all believe what we need need to believe.
  51. Recognize when people are doing their best.
  52. Say thank-you and give compliments.