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17 Things I learned while I was 17

  1. Make peace with imperfection. Your desire to be happy and your desire for perfection in everything are in as much harmony as a cat and a mouse in the same house. All of us have times when we make completely ridiculous mistakes, and it is important to accept that these are a part of the fluid life we live.
  2. Let life surprise you. Sometimes, all you have to do is sit back and marvel at the twists of fate and the weird events that lead to the most ludicrous and comical things. The best things and the best ideas happen when we least expect them.
  3. Play to your strengths all the time, but do take breaks. Take days off. Be kind to yourself.
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  4. You are your foremost friend, and solitude helps you in realizing this.
  5. Be like Mrs. Oliver from the Poirot series. Trust your intuition. It’s been honed to great accuracy by experience.
  6. There is something so real, so completely honest about true friendship, which makes it appealing.
  7. Never panic during a difficult situation. All it does is make it worse. Quoting from the book of the same name, “Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all the small stuff.”
  8. Think before you do something, because one of the worst feelings is regretting something you did rashly.
  9. Don’t let yourself be defined by the images and expectations of other people.
  10. It’s a great feeling to ditch the ‘dead weights’ of the past and simply enjoy the present.
  11. Don’t let the grey world stop you from shining, because enthusiasm can get us anywhere we want to be.
  12. God is within you, and is always watching over you.
  13. Surround yourself with positivity.
  14. You can’t control the situations you face, but you can control your reactions to them.
  15. Everything in the world is relative. So don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
  16. Don’t just let the days pass by – participate!Ā 
  17. Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Beauty doesn’t include just the beauty of the face – it is what we see in mountains covered with cold, crunchy snow, the genuine smile of someone you helped, and the orange rays of the sun as it waves goodbye and promises to meet you again. Beauty is the kindness and good-heartedness of the soul.

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    Sunrise on the coast. This picture belongs to rummysownblog.wordpress.com
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