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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Blog Challenge Day #14

** Give Your Followers 15 Tips to Get Through Life **

I have a hard time with this because I don't like to "give advice."  So I will give you some quotes I have pinned to Pinterest...and a few "tips" that you can do with what you like.

1)  I end each of my blogs with the best piece of advice I ever received:  Take care of YOU.  That can mean different things to different people.  I know that if I'm not taking care of my needs, I am not truly available to anyone else.

2)  When someone is hurting, give support, give hugs, tell them you love them, tell them you are sorry...but please don't preach, give woulda-coulda-shouldas, or say how you think the person should be handling the situation.  You are not them.  Each person handles grief and pain differently.  Don't add to their pain by trying to be "too helpful."

2) "The soul always knows what to do to heal itself; The challenge is to silence the mind."  --Caroline Myss

3)  "When something bad happens, you have three choices.  You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."  You always have the choice.

4)  "Enjoy the little things in life...for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things."  --Robert Brauit (sp?)

5)  "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."  --unknown--  I happen to be a proponent of gun ownership.  My stance is that people who legally own guns are rarely the people who are using guns for crime....notice that there have not been any mass shootings at a gun range...just saying...Gun ownership is a right that I don't want to be taken away.  Even Ghandi said, " Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."  I want to keep the right to defend myself.

6)  "You are always stronger than you think that you are."  --unknown

7)  "Do what you feel in your heart to be right--for you'll be criticized anyway."  --Eleanor Roosevelt (queen of awesome quotes!)

8)  "Nothing is impossible...even the very word itself tells you I'm Possible."  --Audrey Hepburn  (amazing woman!)

9)  Love what you have.  "Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not, but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for."  --unknown  I take this as a big old reminder to 'live within your means.'

10)  "Forget mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."  --William Durant

11)  "Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder." Thoreau

12)  “You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

― Anne Lamott

13)  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."  --Eleanor Roosevelt

14)  "Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed. " --Dwight D. Eisenhower--  I have always been disturbed by "censorship."  It's so anti-American!!  I am even more disturbed now that I work in a public library and deal with censorship on a daily basis.  Many people will bring material to us and say, "This needs to be removed from the's obscene/has foul language/is grotesque/etc."  My thought is this--If you don't like the book/music/movie/magazine/etc., then don't read/watch/listen to it!  I don't mind a book with occasional graphic sex, but I absolutely cannot handle graphic I just don't read many popular authors like James Patterson, J D Robb, Stephen King, Alex Kava, etc.  If I start reading a book and I am offended (or bored)...I stop reading it.  I'm a big girl...I can make those kind of decisions for myself.  As for the children and teens...the parents need to make sure they are reading age appropriate materials.  I do think that the bigger the stink that is raised about any book (for example: Fifty Shades of Grey--"you shouldn't have it in the library" -- "it should be kept behind the counter!"  etc.) the more likely people will read just to prove that they can or just to see what all the hub-bub is about.  Thank you for tolerating my second soapbox of the day! ; )

15)  “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”   ― Robert Frost   [TRUTH]

This is what my mom's dog, Buster, thinks of my long-winded advice.
Well, that's what I came up with...maybe it will spark something positive in you today.  Remember to take care of you!


  1. Great quotes and great advice :-) I don't like giving advice either, but I took the plunge.

    1. Yeah...I just try to do my best for my life. I don't pretend to know what anyone else should do. Thanks for reading!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! Have a great weekend!

  3. Haha, me too. I don't really like to give advices but when it comes to talk, I just couldn't stay quiet.. *sigh* hahah...:P nice quotes you shared here ^^

    1. Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend!