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Life Rules (Addendums)

The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

Things are changing for me. It looks like I'm going to have everything I ever wanted. I have learned a lot in the last few months. It really is time for a revised set of life rules. All the new stuff is listed first...

Dream as big as the universe... then set realistic goals. If your goals are too big, you'll forever be disappointed in yourself. Life is a process -  a short process - but things still require time, and a lot of things worth doing require lots of it.

Nothing is static in this world. Some things are absolute, a few things might even be black and white, but nothing is static. This is a scientific fact as well as a guideline for relationships, personal development, and the way life is.

Everything you do is a choice except involuntary bodily functions: and in most cases you can control those, too.

The truth is that the truth is out there, solid, real, and more beautiful than harsh.

If you are going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you may as well laugh about it now. - Anonymous

Hiding hides you from change and opportunity, too. It's easy to hide, but both harder and more rewarding to just live in the danger zone.

Never miss a good moment to tell someone that you think they're awesome, or that you love them, or that they have impressed you - making someone's day can really make yours.

Never starve one part of yourself - spirit, soul, body - because all parts of yourself will starve.

You can't escape yourself. So stop trying to escape reality and make reality better, step by step.

When it comes to deepening relationships, "Am I compatible with this person?" becomes the wrong question. The right question then becomes, "Can I trust them with my life?"

Oversimplification is fantasy. It's not that simple. It's never that simple. Anyone who tells you that is lying or missing the point.

Never get so busy living that you never really Lived: "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

"Bottom line: it's couples who are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but the big difference is they don't let it take them down. One of those two people will stand up and fight for that relationship every time. If it's right, and they're real lucky, one of them will say something." - Dr. Cox, Scrubs

Anyone perfect must by lying - Barenaked Ladies

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol

Bitterness is addictive. It will feel good at the time and dig deep into who you are until it makes you into someone you never wanted to be. - Mark Willems

Acquaintances just need entertainment to keep the relationship alive. Friends need communication first and entertainment second. Marriages need commitment, communication, and entertainment to survive - in that order. You can't save a marriage with entertainment. You can't save a marriage with just talking. It's the commitment that saves its life, and the other two that keep it truly alive. - Mark Willems

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one..." - C.S. Lewis

“Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”—Betty Smith

Life is worth living.
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