note(s) to self
//Don't be intimidated. By anything. People will always try to coerce you into doing things they want you to do, by means of putting fear in your heart, or doubt in your mind. Stand firm in what you believe in, and don't be swayed.
//Trust that there is good in the world. It's hard to believe sometimes, that's for sure, when you see all the hardships, trials and pain, caused by selfish people. But there is good out there; sometimes you just have to look harder to see it.
//Listen. Learn to truly listen to people. Sometimes listening to ramblings are the key to reading a hooded heart.
//Be bold. Don't be afraid to speak out, stand up and do crazy things.
//Value yourself. Others value you; don't ignore it when they tell you so, and don't constantly be putting yourself down. You are of value to many people.
//Take time for others. It's a selfish world. We all live selfish lives sometimes. So caught up in our own triumphs or sufferings that we can't see that everyone around us is going through exactly the same thing at different times in their lives.
//Remember, people change. Life changes. Things we once thought were set in concrete change; sometimes they only affect the way we think of things (or people) but sometimes they effect our lives. And sometimes, that effect is felt for years afterwards. Maybe forever.
//Treasure today. Today will only be here for 24 hours. Then today was yesterday, then a month or a year ago. Life is fleeting: life is precious, and beautiful, but it flies by. Live like you realize that.
(note: this is not a copy of the lovely Jessica's post the other day; this has been in my draft for weeks. ;) just so ya know.)