I was going through a lot of things when I was 19... or so to my 19-year-old self I was going through a lot of things. I remember starting a long list of "sayings" that I had been learning while experiencing life at the age of 19... a friend of mine actually copied it and plugged it into her myspace, and what a delight it has been to re-read this after she shared it with me... :)
A FEW WORDS...
1.CONFIDENCE and GAME.
2.statistics don't make the athlete (at ANY game).
3.know WHO u are, and WHAT u WANT -- with that in mind, u are sure to reach your goal.
4.there's no use in me telling you what to do, 'cause you're only gonna do what you WANNA do anyways.
5.write your OWN story... don't let someone elses story dictate how your story plays out.
6.GET OVER IT.
7.show stop... at all causes... in ur pj's, in ur hoopty ride, in ur beat up sneaks, in ur hottest fit, in ur newest kicks... in anything... and AT ALL CAUSES.
8.be the BIGGER person. don't ever miss that opportunity.
9.forgive, and you too shall be forgiven.
10.love is completely blind.
11.you don't know what you have until it's gone... holler at that.
12.if u can do it... then DO IT do it.
13.you cannot change if u possess no DESIRE to change.
14.tears express emotions. as humans, we are allowed to do that. do not refuse to be human, refuse to be a robot.
15.fight for what you want. nobody ever got what they wanted without them or someone else fighting for it.
16.get smart. don't put up with anything that you DON'T HAVE to.
17.healing is a process. there's really no type of super glue to fix things back instantly when it comes to a broken heart.
18.live now -- do not refuse to see that the past molds who you are today. if you don't like how the past has made you look now, change it, and do it for yourself.
19.don't waste time trying to teach someone how to treat you right. there are plenty of people out there that already know, and are willing.
20.one day you'll wake up and realize how amazing she really was...but by then she'll be waking up next to the guy who already knew...
21.things you thought would NEVER happen to you are going to happen, whether it be positive or negative. Be open to the world and all it has to offer... that's life.
22.THOSE WHO PRAY TOGETHER STAY TOGETHER
23.have the patience to accept things you cannot control. think about it, if you could control it, why would u get impatient about it?
24.For the ladies:: -2 or +5
25.EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON... it may not make sense, but it HAPPENS for a REASON -- thanks Ate.
26.don..t worry about people from your past, there..s a reason they didn..t make it to your future.
27.boundaries don't keep people out... it only fences you IN.
28.keep the love STRONG.
29.don't make it a big deal, and it wont be a BIG DEAL.
30."it just went by too fast" -- "that's how it goes when you're having a good time"
31.love is an action.
32.sometimes it helps to just stop talking and listen.
33.life is kinda like a roller coaster -- just when you thought there weren't any dips... it seems like they get steeper... but - stay in it... just keep your safety belt on.
34.don't procrastinate JOY
35.turn every negative into a positive picture
36.when you're writing that new chapter in your life... sharpen your pencil and keep the sharpener near hand, depending on how fast you write, the pencil will eventually dull out. so, write slow. it makes things worth while."
37.you can't help the way they feel. so just let it go.
38.you'll never know if you don't give it a try. live life knowin you gave it a try, instead of living with the "what if" in your mind.
39.bad things happen to you so that you appreciate the good things in life.
40.be smart. don't think with your head. think with your HEART.
41.it takes a lot of energy to hate someone. save that evergy for someone who needs love.
42.some things are just better left UNdone.
43.don't disrespect people the way they disrespect you... that's called 'having CLASS'.
44.people are gonna hurt you, but it's up to you to decide who is worth the pain.
45.a lie today will kick you in the ass any day after... choose your words wisely.
47.don't ever insult yourself into thinking you can't get better -- UNLESS you already did... *wink*
48.taking shortcuts only leaves you with the long way of consquences... same with cutting corners.
50.accept the truth. it is what it is.
51.Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 copy and paste into url addy http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ecc.%203&version=31
52.a hug can suffice hours of conversation ANYTIME.
53.cherish the moments...life is too short -- REAL TALK.
54."be open minded and don't be afraid. Live life like you're the luckiest person alive." -- Grad Speech.
55."mistakes help us become stronger and smarter" -- Grad Speech.
56.repetition is the mother of all knowledge. If it keeps happening, over and over again, you're bound to get the point SOME time.
57.patience is a virtue. good things come to those who wait.
58.if you aint first... you're last. but it's all good. save the BEST for last. *wink*
59.bad company corrupts good character. aint THAT the truth.
60.a good friend will call you out on your faults. a better friend will warn you, let you learn on your own, and be there for you when the lesson learned is too heavy to carry on your own.
61.pray blessings on those who curse you. revenge is not yours. God will take care of it.
62.ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER.
63.it will work, if you MAKE it work.
64.if you're not ready to give up. don't... but you must realize the reality of things. only then can you get over what was and accept what is.
65.return the favor, it's called reciprocity.
66.Love has no time limit. It's a choice, agreement, action, and all that other good stuff.
67.on a cultural note - it's not wrong, it's not right. it's just different.
68.to be unbreakable is to already realize that you've been broken, and have become strong that you can break no more.
69.seek first to understand, then to be understood.
70.it takes a lifetime of hardship and trials to realize the genuine value of a single moment of happiness.
71.if you ever feel need to react... react with class.
72.it's not always about you, but it's not ALWAYS about them either.
73.edify a brotha/sista...
74.learning the hard way hurts 10 times more, but at least you'll get the point and attempt NOT to go down that path again.
75.the only time you ever get mad is because you didn't get what you want. maybe what you want isn't exactly what you need. [if that doesn't hit hard... think deeper]
76.if it's meant to be... it will be.
77.war isn't about who's right. it's about who's left.
78.there are people who come into your life for the moment. some for the season. few for the lifetime. cherish those that came for the moment. appreciate those for the season. keep the one's for the lifetime - they come once, and if you don't keep them then... they may slip away.
79.feelings come and go. don't act TOO quick on them.
80.when you give good, you get good.
81.obedience takes you a LONG way.
82.if someone WANTS to leave your life, let them go.
83.WORRYING is a learned response. if that's the case, you can LEARN how to deal with it.
84.there's a difference between confidence and conceitedness. let me explain. confidence roots from the word confide - to trust within someone. conceit is made of two parts. the first part con - means to trick. the second part 'ceit' is derived from 'deceit' - meaning to lie or mislead. to be confident is to trust in yourself. to be conceited is to trick yourself into believeing a lie about yourself... get the picture? which one are you?
85.your feelings only have as much power as you give them.
86.don't get seasonal people mixed up with lifetime expectatioins.
87.everyone deserves a 2nd chance. not everyone deserves to be hurt the same way, twice.
88."IF" is just a scare tactic that Satan uses on us to take away our faith in the good things that will happen for us when we are strong and trust not only in ourselves, but in God.
89.trust not in him. trust not in her. TRUST NO ONE... but GOD.
90.SMILE FOLKS. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SITUATION.
91.if you're 1st with God, NOBODY can ever make you 2nd.
92.you will never soar like an eagle if you hang around the chickens.
93.be careful what you wish for - the granter of wishes is carefully listening.
94.life is not about finding what brings you joy, it's about finding joy in everything that you do.
95.Although you are free, FREEDOM is NOT free, ever.
96.Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Your anger does not make things right with God (or anyone else for that matter) (James 1:19-20).
97.Don't question the cruelties of this world, it's only temporary.
98.Put forth the efforts today and you will reap the benefits tomorrow.
99.Appreciate the people in your life for the role that they play(ed), we teach and learn things from EVERYONE.
100.Do what you've always done, and you'll get what you've always gotten.
101.With the performance of LIFE, there is no rehearsal, this is it, play your part in this world well.
102.You are at fault if the world seems to be black and white, add your own color.
103.Sexy is an attitude. Don't just walk the walk. Talk the talk.
104.For some people, it's not being arrogant -- it's being factual.
105.Recognize your God-given talents, use it to edify others.
106.Newton's Law states that for every action, there is a reaction. You are justified to do so.