Wednesday, August 1, 2012

i'd tell my younger self...

Listen…don’t interrupt…just listen. Sometimes people just need you to listen to them.

Talk TO people not AT them.

Always hug when you see them and leave them.

You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Bite your tongue...some things should remain unsaid.

If he wants to be with you, he will.

Being emotional or senstive is not a bad thing…god created you this way…embrace it.

 Don't whine and complain about every single little thing

Embrace your BIG hair…bigger is better after all ;)

Take time to learn how to speak Spanish fluently

Don’t have serious conversations over text messages.

Be in the moment. Embrace the present…stop worrying about the future.

Lean on His understanding and not your own.

You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.

Are you in an uncomfortable season in life? Good…don’t run…sit tight…God is up to something.

Don’t burn bridges!

Think twice before making a decision that could change everything.

Be yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others.

Speak up!

Manners go a lonnnggg way!

Don’t put your business on facebook!

Don’t tell your parents everything.

Don’t talk about your relationship to your friends.

Don’t keep score.

Don’t worry about what others think about you. Do you!

Believe you’re beautiful…because you are.

Learn how to take compliments.

Look at who you call your friends... 

Save your money!

Don’t drunk dial.

Embrace your multi-racial background….it’s a beautiful thang!

Choose your battles.

Fake it till you make it!

Smile. Life is full of endless opportunities!!

Don’t buy that! You’ll never wear it and end up giving it away!

Date a man that opens doors for you, pulls out your chairs, has manners, and has a relationship with Christ and his mother.

A little time apart can be a good thing sometimes

Everyone’s fairy tale is NOT the same.

Don’t make decisions based on assumptions.

Know when to walk away and when to try harder.

Hang around positive and happy people.

Talk to strangers. Sometimes, those are the best conversations.

Thank God every day for everything.

Open your eyes….God’s blessings are everywhere!

Stop making excuses. The mind can trick you into thinking it is impossible, but anything you can imagine is possible. It’s called faith.

Don’t let your emotions rob you of your joy!

Be happy…you’ve got a roof over your head, food on the table, clothes on your back, family and friends that love you…life is good!

What would you tell the younger verison of you?


Faith said...

Wow, I have a lot to tell my younger self. A lot you already told your younger self :)

I'll make sure my future kiddos call you up and you can tell them to embrace their biracial selfs, hehe :)

Emily grapes said...

What great advise!!! I have a tendency to have deep conversations (or 'healthy' arguments) in texting and boy oh boy its gone south at times.

Always better to do it verbally or face to face if possible.

love these!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Claire Kiefer said...

I wish I'd gotten the "don't drunk dial" advice sometime around college. I think I'm out of that phase now, but it sure caused me some embarrassment in my mid-20's. And you're right on the money about having serious conversations over text message, as well. That's gotten me into some trouble in my relationship; misunderstandings happen so easily via text!

Ashley said...

My were speaking straight to my CURRENT self in a lot of these ash. the one about "he'll be with you if he wants to", don't you wish we knew that all those years ago ;) great post as always lady!