A collection of advice I’ve received that has proved true over and over.
- Don’t romanticize the past.
- Pick your fights carefully (you can’t fight them all, and not everything is worth a fight).
- Always be kinder than neccessary (you never know what difficulties they’re facing today).
- Love me when I least deserve it – that is when I most need it.
- Jealousy is the thief of joy. (Pray for forgiveness. To desire nothing apart from what He has planned. (And more. To be joyful from this.)
- Don’t take everything to heart. (Are they doing this out of spite? If not, then listen.)
- Molds change. (Does this enable or hinder? How much are you willing to sacrifice?)
- It doesn’t matter how it looks on the outside. Because it won’t make sense. (You know this.)
- Portion control. Stop putting too much on your plate. (This applies to life more than to dinner.)
- Don’t rush. If it’s yours, then nothing will change that. (If not, then don’t worry. He saved you from grief)
- Family. (Don’t take this for granted. Don’t give your best face and temper to strangers and the worst for your family. They don’t deserve that. Patience. Grace. Love.)
- Don’t you know I always pray for you?
- Humility. (There is no limit to what God can do through you, provided you do not seek your own glory. [Because ambition outside of this is vanity])
- Remember to invest time in the people and relationships that you want to keep. (There’s never not enough time, and there will never be more time. So find time.)
- Faith. (Matt 6|8, John 16|33, Matt 11|26)
Thank you. For everything.