Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all connected together in ways we cannot even see. What you do in this moment affects me in my moment in a thousand ways neither of us yet understands. When you depend on someone else for happiness, you will always live in despair. The universe has a sense of humor; so you may as well laugh at the ironies that rule your life. What you send out into the universe always comes back to you. When you send out love and peace, it surrounds you with bliss. Be careful with this one though - karma has a wicked sense of justice! Love is the most powerful force in the universe. There is no pain that cannot be healed through love. It is worth every moment, even when you end up broken-hearted. People are more important than money, things, or even time. When someone walks in the room to talk to you, smile and give them your full attention. At the end of your life, you will never regret the time you took out for others, but you will regret letting everything else steal you away from the difference you could have made for someone else. Let your face light up the moment your children walk in the door. They should know they are truly the light of your life. Your love is the gift that allows them to love themselves. Even the hardest times in your life are temporary. It may take longer than you would like, but it will always get better. A smile and kind word does wonders for any situation. Chocolate doesn't hurt, either! There is no right time to follow your dreams. Time is elusive. Live your life; don't wait for life to start. Live your life out loud. Don't hide who you are or what you believe in. When you try to change yourself to be loved, you will never be secure in the love. Find people who love you for who you are and embrace the freedom it brings. Dance in the rain and jump in the puddles. It's easy to change into dry clothes when the rainbow fades away. Nothing is impossible, just more of a challenge. Always accept gifts given in love - even burned marshmallows. Hearts are fragile. Don't trample someone's emotions. Be gentle and kind, even if you can't stand him. He will never forget the kindness. Be grateful for miracles. There are so many in your life, you stop noticing them anymore. Look at life through the eyes of a child and see the miracles you are missing. The more you separate yourself from nature, the more unhappy you become. You were not meant to live under florescent lights breathing recycled air. When you have no choice, bring nature inside. Animals and plants do amazing things for your psyche. Music has the power to heal you emotionally and physically. Be careful the music you listen to; it has more power over your mind and soul than you realize. It is never too late to ask for forgiveness for the mistakes you made in the past. Holding on to your anger and grief slowly poisons you. Don't give them that much power over your life. Forgiveness doesn't mean it's all okay. It means you won't let the bitterness destroy you anymore. Do something for someone else every day. In a lifetime, you will have over a million acts of kindness for others. Now that is amazing!