25 things

      You should know.. 

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the whole world, but there’s still going to be someone who hates peaches. Truth is, not everyone is going to like you. Love the people that do.

Stand with arms wide open. Be ready to accept whatever life has to throw at you. When life throws you curves, be ready to swerve. Be ready to change your plans.

Stand strong in your faith. Let your faith be your eyes. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Look to him always. I promise if you do that, you’ll have a wonderful life ahead of you.

Your mistakes do and don’t make you who you are. It’s a play on words, I know. Your mistakes shape you into the person you’re supposed to be, and sometimes they even make you a much better person than what you were. Contradicting that, mistakes don’t make a person. Someone could’ve done something horrible in the past, but that may not reflect who they are as a person. 

Love your parents. Your parents will show you the true meaning of unconditional love if you let them. Yeah, they’re annoying, maybe they nag too much. But they’ll love you when you make your biggest mistakes, when you feel like no one else does. When you have no one else, you’ll always have them. Keep that in mind.

Be a forgiver.  People have the ability to cut you down and burn you. And when they do, love them anyway. Forgive them for their mistakes. Move on. Look past it. Forgive.

 Don’t focus on all the things you wish you could have. Be thankful and love all the things you do have.

 Don’t be a complainer. As I was doing one of my bible studies, I came across this verse: “It is better to be living in a waste land, than with a bitter-tongued and angry woman.” PROVERBS 21:19. That should scream “don’t be a complainer” to you.

 You can’t fix people. So don’t waste your time.

Chase your dreams. Recently, I’ve been taught through someone else that you can’t live your life scared of your dreams. You have to go for it. If you really want something, make it yours. If you set out to make it yours, it will be.

Mean what you say, say what you mean. Don’t let anything come out of your mouth that you don’t mean. Don’t make a promise you can’t keep. It only ends up hurting people.

People are going to talk. Give them something to talk about.

You’re worthy. Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t treat you with the respect and trust you deserve. Point blank.

Cherish your friendships. Guys will come and go, but a solid group of friends will always have your back. Even when you’ve found the one that’s your forever, your friends will be your support system through the good, and bad. 

People are going to let you down. All your life you’re going to have people who are going to let you down. It’s just the cold hard truth. Even the people you never thought would let you down, will. Forgive them anyway.

You will never benefit from shallow people. They’re toxic. Cut them out of your life.

You are loved. Even when you’ve hit rock bottom, your all time low, you are loved.

Regret is real. It’s going to happen. If someone tells you they have no regrets, they’re lying. Everyone has something happen they wish they could change. Learn from it & don’t make the same mistake twice.

Set goals. It shouldn’t just be a January first kinda thing. I’ve found that if you don’t have goals, life can get chaotic and out of hand.

Don’t hold onto your past. That person or thing is not in your future for a reason. Let it go. The past will dictate your life if you let it, don’t let it.

You’re beautiful. You were created in Gods perfect image, love yourself as you are. You’ve got to embrace what it is that you bring to the table. You are you for a reason and purpose.

Who you are is not where you’ve been. Just because you’ve done something you shouldn’t have done, it doesn’t change who you are as person. Don’t let anyone judge you for your past, you don’t live there anymore.

Always be fearless. It’s important to live today without fear of tomorrow. What all would you do if you weren’t afraid? Think about it.

Always be thankful. There’s someone out there who has it ten times as worse as you.

Always be you.

xoxo

 

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