32 Life Lessons From a Dad
As I sat in the bath, thinking about how fleeting life is, trying to concentrate on the book I haven’t really been enjoying, my mind wandered and landed on a few things that make perfect sense. In fact, they’re so simple that it’s a bit crazy to not do them, starting right now!
- Spend more time doing the things that make you happy.
- Spend less time doing the things that don’t.
- Take more photos and share them with people who care.
- Don’t spend your life scrolling, searching for inspiration.
- When you spend time doing things that make you happy, you become someone’s inspiration.
- Be patient with other people.
- Forgive others quickly and move on.
- We all make mistakes, sometimes they’re big.
- Words are powerful. Use them to lift other people up.
- Don’t waste time on people who want to bring you down.
- Read books that you love.
- Getting drunk isn’t worth the hangover.
- Talk about how you’re really feeling – with friends, family, or a professional.
- Make plans you can look forward to, and stick to them.
- Learn how to apologize and really mean it.
- Greet your neighbours when you see them.
- If you hate your job, apply for something else.
- A quick compliment can change someone’s day. “That colour looks great on you” or “Wow! Your hat really brings the outfit together”.
- Get your eyes tested every year, and don’t spend too much on eyeglasses.
- If you make someone uncomfortable, you’re the problem, not them. Apologize and fix it.
- Wear sunscreen.
- Take more chances. You’ll never know if you don’t take the first step.
- A year spent learning that something wasn’t right for you, wasn’t a waste.
- Your first instinct is often right.
- Fill your home with love first.
- Don’t define others by what you see when you look at them.
- Celebrate the wins, no matter how small. It might be huge to someone.
- You can’t please everyone, so quit trying.
- Don’t work for free.
- You don’t always get what you want.
- If you’re going to spend money, spend it on things that bring you joy. Not what someone else says you should buy.
- It’s not all about you. Other people have other plans and priorities. Sometimes the only person who can put you first is you.
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