1. Who you are now is not who you will be in 10 years. It is okay to be somebody new 10 minutes from now. We are always learning. We are always growing. If you realized 10 seconds ago that you don’t like who you are, shed your skin, retry, replant yourself in good soil.

2. Cleaning is instant therapy. When your brain is muddy, take a shower, wash your hands, change your clothes. Spend 15 minutes straightening your living room. When you are angry, scrub things. I know it’s crazy but it works instantly.

3. Forgive someone’s debt if it’s under 50 dollars, forgive the small things, give a little time to yourself and forgive the big things too. Forgiveness isn’t about the other person, it’s about you. That being said - if someone ever hurts you in a way that would make me cry to know, you get out of there, my love. You just get up and go.

4. Gum karma is real and if you spit out a piece in public expect to find some on your shoe in the future. Same goes for insults and harsh judgement, too.

5. Do what you love and the money will follow.

6. Live your life with an open palm and give as much as you can and as often. At some point in your life, someone will lend you 50 bucks when you’re down on your luck. Remember how that feels. Remember to give that back.

7. Always wear clean underwear. You’ll thank me later.

8. There is a difference between being kind and being passive and there are those who cannot see that difference. They will try to walk all over you. Never bend your knees for those who do.

9. Have faith. Have faith in god or people or yourself or science or in luck or in all of the above. Faith is what keeps us going, faith is what keeps us strong.

10. Pay your bills on time whenever you can, although money is nothing. Remind yourself that.

11. Do not forget you were once ignorant of all you know now. Be patient of anyone who hasn’t had the education you have. Speak at the level of the person you are with - it’s not playing dumb, it’s being considerate. There’s no reason to make them feel uncomfortable. Plus then when someone starts going off about their superior IQ, you can cut them to pieces and watch their face when you do.

12. You are the best person in the room for one particular thing, and that’s confidence. You are the worst person in the room for another thing, and that’s humility. Use both carefully.

13. Never make fun of someone’s beliefs or superstitions, let your kid keep their imaginary friend and let your best buddy believe in knocking on wood. We all have security blankets. Don’t take away someone else’s.

14. Try to learn something new every day.

15. The worse you look, the more likely you are to run into someone you know so instead of feeling awkward, learn to be confident in sweats while talking to your friends.

16. Never go to bed angry, it will ruin your sleep and make tomorrow even harder. Find a way to relax. Don’t let today get to your head.

17. Think before you speak. When someone says something, mull over their words before answering. This is called listening, it is different than hearing.

18. What keeps love beautiful is that there’s risk involved. If he breaks your heart and it doesn’t hurt, it wasn’t love in the first place.

19. Never let someone else determine who you are or how happy. You are too strong to be torn apart.

20. I love you, even when we are fighting, even when I am fast asleep. Don’t doubt it for an instant. You are my everything.

Life lessons my mother has taught me from the side of her hospital bed (part 2/2 of a series) /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)
  • 200: My crush's name is:
  • 199: I was born in:
  • 198: I am really:
  • 197: My cellphone company is:
  • 196: My eye color is:
  • 195: My shoe size is:
  • 194: My ring size is:
  • 193: My height is:
  • 192: I am allergic to:
  • 191: My 1st car was:
  • 190: My 1st job was:
  • 189: Last book you read:
  • 188: My bed is:
  • 187: My pet:
  • 186: My best friend:
  • 185: My favorite shampoo is:
  • 184: Xbox or ps3:
  • 183: Piggy banks are:
  • 182: In my pockets:
  • 181: On my calendar:
  • 180: Marriage is:
  • 179: Spongebob can:
  • 178: My mom:
  • 177: The last three songs I bought were?
  • 176: Last YouTube video watched:
  • 175: How many cousins do you have?
  • 174: Do you have any siblings?
  • 173: Are your parents divorced?
  • 172: Are you taller than your mom?
  • 171: Do you play an instrument?
  • 170: What did you do yesterday?
  • [ I Believe In ]
  • 169: Love at first sight:
  • 168: Luck:
  • 167: Fate:
  • 166: Yourself:
  • 165: Aliens:
  • 164: Heaven:
  • 163: Hell:
  • 162: God:
  • 161: Horoscopes:
  • 160: Soul mates:
  • 159: Ghosts:
  • 158: Gay Marriage:
  • 157: War:
  • 156: Orbs:
  • 155: Magic:
  • [ This or That ]
  • 154: Hugs or Kisses:
  • 153: Drunk or High:
  • 152: Phone or Online:
  • 151: Red heads or Black haired:
  • 150: Blondes or Brunettes:
  • 149: Hot or cold:
  • 148: Summer or winter:
  • 147: Autumn or Spring:
  • 146: Chocolate or vanilla:
  • 145: Night or Day:
  • 144: Oranges or Apples:
  • 143: Curly or Straight hair:
  • 142: McDonalds or Burger King:
  • 141: White Chocolate or Milk Chocolate:
  • 140: Mac or PC:
  • 139: Flip flops or high heals:
  • 138: Ugly and rich OR sweet and poor:
  • 137: Coke or Pepsi:
  • 136: Hillary or Obama:
  • 135: Burried or cremated:
  • 134: Singing or Dancing:
  • 133: Coach or Chanel:
  • 132: Kat McPhee or Taylor Hicks:
  • 131: Small town or Big city:
  • 130: Wal-Mart or Target:
  • 129: Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler:
  • 128: Manicure or Pedicure:
  • 127: East Coast or West Coast:
  • 126: Your Birthday or Christmas:
  • 125: Chocolate or Flowers:
  • 124: Disney or Six Flags:
  • 123: Yankees or Red Sox:
  • [ Here's What I Think About ]
  • 122: War:
  • 121: George Bush:
  • 120: Gay Marriage:
  • 119: The presidential election:
  • 118: Abortion:
  • 117: MySpace:
  • 116: Reality TV:
  • 115: Parents:
  • 114: Back stabbers:
  • 113: Ebay:
  • 112: Facebook:
  • 111: Work:
  • 110: My Neighbors:
  • 109: Gas Prices:
  • 108: Designer Clothes:
  • 107: College:
  • 106: Sports:
  • 105: My family:
  • 104: The future:
  • [ Last time I ]
  • 103: Hugged someone:
  • 102: Last time you ate:
  • 101: Saw someone I haven't seen in awhile:
  • 100: Cried in front of someone:
  • 99: Went to a movie theater:
  • 98: Took a vacation:
  • 97: Swam in a pool:
  • 96: Changed a diaper:
  • 95: Got my nails done:
  • 94: Went to a wedding:
  • 93: Broke a bone:
  • 92: Got a peircing:
  • 91: Broke the law:
  • 90: Texted:
  • [ MISC ]
  • 89: Who makes you laugh the most:
  • 88: Something I will really miss when I leave home is:
  • 87: The last movie I saw:
  • 86: The thing that I'm looking forward to the most:
  • 85: The thing im not looking forward to:
  • 84: People call me:
  • 83: The most difficult thing to do is:
  • 82: I have gotten a speeding ticket:
  • 81: My zodiac sign is:
  • 80: The first person i talked to today was:
  • 79: First time you had a crush:
  • 78: The one person who i can't hide things from:
  • 77: Last time someone said something you were thinking:
  • 76: Right now I am talking to:
  • 75: What are you going to do when you grow up:
  • 74: I have/will get a job:
  • 73: Tomorrow:
  • 72: Today:
  • 71: Next Summer:
  • 70: Next Weekend:
  • 69: I have these pets:
  • 68: The worst sound in the world:
  • 67: The person that makes me cry the most is:
  • 66: People that make you happy:
  • 65: Last time I cried:
  • 64: My friends are:
  • 63: My computer is:
  • 62: My School:
  • 61: My Car:
  • 60: I lose all respect for people who:
  • 59: The movie I cried at was:
  • 58: Your hair color is:
  • 57: TV shows you watch:
  • 56: Favorite web site:
  • 55: Your dream vacation:
  • 54: The worst pain I was ever in was:
  • 53: How do you like your steak cooked:
  • 52: My room is:
  • 51: My favorite celebrity is:
  • 50: Where would you like to be:
  • 49: Do you want children:
  • 48: Ever been in love:
  • 47: Who's your best friend:
  • 46: More guy friends or girl friends:
  • 45: One thing that makes you feel great is:
  • 44: One person that you wish you could see right now:
  • 43: Do you have a 5 year plan:
  • 42: Have you made a list of things to do before you die:
  • 41: Have you pre-named your children:
  • 40: Last person I got mad at:
  • 39: I would like to move to:
  • 38: I wish I was a professional:
  • [ My Favorites ]
  • 37: Candy:
  • 36: Vehicle:
  • 35: President:
  • 34: State visited:
  • 33: Cellphone provider:
  • 32: Athlete:
  • 31: Actor:
  • 30: Actress:
  • 29: Singer:
  • 28: Band:
  • 27: Clothing store:
  • 26: Grocery store:
  • 25: TV show:
  • 24: Movie:
  • 23: Website:
  • 22: Animal:
  • 21: Theme park:
  • 20: Holiday:
  • 19: Sport to watch:
  • 18: Sport to play:
  • 17: Magazine:
  • 16: Book:
  • 15: Day of the week:
  • 14: Beach:
  • 13: Concert attended:
  • 12: Thing to cook:
  • 11: Food:
  • 10: Restaurant:
  • 9: Radio station:
  • 8: Yankee candle scent:
  • 7: Perfume:
  • 6: Flower:
  • 5: Color:
  • 4: Talk show host:
  • 3: Comedian:
  • 2: Dog breed:
  • 1: did you answer all these truthfully ?