Fulfillment / Mind

A List of Nevers

Never

allow other people to define who you are.  You are a wonderful creation, full of endless possibilities.  Don’t let others limit you.

let the past rule your present and take over your future.  The past is over and done with.  Learning from it — the good and the bad — makes you a better, stronger person.  Today is a different day. Live it.  Tomorrow holds so much promise. Be expectant.

underestimate kindness.  A kind and gentle heart affects many.  People remember a kind deed.

think it’s okay cheat when no one’s looking.  Cheating is cheating, whether you have an audience or not.

forget to say thank you.

wallow in self pity.  You are too good for that.  Be sad a bit, but learn to move on.  Wallowing won’t get you anywhere.

take your friends for granted.  Life gets so much brighter with good friends around.

let go of the child in you. Joyful. Carefree.  Fearless.

let other people steal your dreams. People will always have a lot to say.  People won’t always believe in you the way you believe in yourself.  When they try to pull you down, keep the faith.  Let their opinions inspire you to do better and give you the added nudge to prove them wrong.  Remember, great success is the best revenge.

forget how it feels to hold someone’s hand, flash a genuine smile, offer a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear, receive a compliment, give a compliment.

And never get tired of spending some quiet time by yourself just taking in the beauty of everything around you.  Life is good, never forget.

About the Contributor

Betsy Gacutan-Ochosa, a full-time mom and freelance writer who contributes to various parenting magazines and newspapers, shares with us her thoughts on what she believes are the three fundament L’s for life.

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