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Lessons learned or reinforced along the road

Be grateful for what you have. Wishing for different circumstances will not change anything, nor will complaining or manifesting a negative outlook. Either do something about it, or appreciate what you have. A negative attitude doesn’t help anyone or anything, and a positive attitude makes everything a little easier.

Take advantage of every unique opportunity that presents itself. You never know if you will get another chance to experience it again, and one rarely regrets trying new things. Adventures are good for the soul.

Drink water.

Don’t let the attitudes of others affect your own. You will find that you have a hard time justifying your behaviour based on how other people have made you feel. Sure, someone around you might bring you down, or someone’s negative attitude might start to change how you feel, but it’s up to you to rise above that. You, and only you, are in command of your emotions and actions.

You have no idea what others think of you, so don’t try to guess. You will only frustrate yourself and cause unnecessary stress. You cannot read minds. Often, people misconstrue facial expressions or tone of voice and assume that another person thinks a certain way, but the reality is often far off. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking, and simply do your best to be the best version of yourself that you can.

Love and forgiveness frequently mean the same thing.

Time is one of the greatest gifts you can give.

When the path before you becomes steep, and fatigue prevents you from looking forward, don’t forget to look around you to see how far you have come.

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