Life’s Lessons



1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement, starting with your first  paycheck. 

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity par ties. Get busy living or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything, if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will.  Stay in touch.  

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.  

35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.  

41. Don’t audit life. Show up for class and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters, in the end, is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Do you have any more Life’s Lessons?

10 Responses

  1. I like these. I need to print them out and wear them on my forehead. 😀

    Have a great first day back at school! Don’t let them eat you for lunch.

    How would you read them-ROFL! Thanks!

  2. Always let your conscious be your guide, quote from Jimney Cricket-Pinocchio. Can you tell I listen to Disney Movies everyday. Great list Mercedes.
    Shelli & I are getting model photos at the end of the month. We both agree with you; it was finding the extra money to pay all the models. Have a good day back at school, all the kids will be happy to see you.

    Thanks Kathie! Good Luck with the model photos!

  3. Beautiful list. Thanks for reminding me of these things, especially 32, 34 and 40!

    Anytime, Gina! WOOF!

  4. Hey Mere, good list. What about our secret relationships with our blogs, #14? 😉

    I really hope that #43 is true. All that really matters, in the end, is that you loved.

    Love it~#14-lol!
    I really hope #43 is true too!


  5. Hi Mercedes,

    I have been meaning to come over here for some time.


    I just heard a few good ones.

    “We have enough youth. How about a fountain of “smart”?”

    “If at first you don’t succeed; skydiving is NOT for you.”

    “We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.”

    I absolutely love number 34!!!!

    Anyway, ABSOLUTELY LOVE your dalmatian!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by Pinknight!
    I like your added lessons.
    I absolutely love my dalmatian too~he has lymphoma now~but has been walking us lately-good sign.


  6. my pups


    Great pics! I added comments. Goodnight Pinknight-lol!

  7. goodnight, thanks

    You’re welcome and goodnight right backacha-lol!

  8. Thanks for this Mer! Life is truly a gift, even when it is at its hardest.



    Thanks for stopping by HH. I miss you! When are you going to join us in the blog world? Peer pressure-Go-Go-Go!

  9. Loved this Mercedes. I need a print out! lol! 🙂

    Angie~copy and print away!

  10. I loved this also!! I hope your doing well! I’ll say a prayer for you before bed! Love ya!!

    Thanks Winnie~I love your prayers! LYMI!

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