Live and Learn Each day is as special as you want it to be... I'm stronger because I had to be, I'm smarter because of my mistakes, happier because of the sadness I've known, and now wiser because I learned. I've learned . . . . . The world you see is created by what you focus on. I've learned . . . . . Things are beautiful if you love them. Nothing is perfect until you make it perfect. I've learned . . . . . The most valuable lessons in life cannot be taught; they must be experienced. I've learned . . . . . That to ignore the facts does not change the facts. I've learned . . . . . That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. I've learned . . . . . Time heals almost everything. Give it time. I've learned . . . . . That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. I've learned . . . . . That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. I've learned . . . . . That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. I've learned . . . . . That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. I've learned . . . . . That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness, and growth happen while you're climbing it. I've learned . . . . . That people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. I've learned . . . . . That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. I've learned . . . . . That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them. I've learned . . . . . That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. I've learned . . . . . That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss. I've learned . . . . . That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. I've learned . . . . . That the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday. I've learned . . . . . That life isn't fair, but it's still good. I've learned . . . . . We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. I've learned . . . . . If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm. I've learned . . . . . If you pray for rain. . . don't complain about the mud ! I've learned . . . . . Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. I've learned . . . . . Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. I've learned . . . . . You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life. I've learned . . . . . Don't be afraid to take risks; either you win or you will learn. Learning keeps you energetic. I've learned . . . . . Always be looking forward. You can never plan the future by the past. I've learned . . . . . Don't seek revenge. The rotten fruits will fall by themselves. I've learned . . . . . As long as you are green, you can continue to grow; as soon as you are ripe, you are rotten. I've learned . . . . . Something is always better than nothing. (half-full is better than empty). I've learned . . . . . That apartment may not be a house (but you have a place to stay). I've learned . . . . . That car may not be a Benz (but you're not walking). I've learned . . . . . That job might not be the best (but you're working). The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money. Love like you've never been hurt. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does. You can't shine like a diamond, if you not willing to get cut like a diamond. A dead fish will float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim against the current. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. If you Judge people, you have no time to love them. Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality. The best sleeping pill is a clear conscience. Vision Without Action Is Merely A Dream. Action Without Vision Just Passes The Time. Vision With Action Can Change The World. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.It does not matter how slowly you go, as long don't stop. When you lose, don't lose the lesson. In life if you have not done enough to create yourself, you will never be able to find yourself. Having made a mistake was wrong; staying with a mistake would be disastrous ! Don't make decisions when you're angry. Don't make promises when you're happy. Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair. A promise means everything but once it is broken, sorry means nothing. Never break your promises. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart. Meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful. We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. You lose yourself trying to hold on to someone who doesn't care about losing you. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. Don’t let the bad days make you think you have a bad life.A smile can mean a thousand words, but it can also hide a thousand problems. When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. Life is a coin, you can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve. Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent, and be patient.Remember the 3 C's: Choices, Chances, and changes. You must make the choice to take a chance, or your life will never change. Don't cry over the past, it's gone. Don't stress about the future, it hasn't arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful. Don’t compare your life to others; there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon; they both shine when it’s their time. Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears. The elevator to happiness, health and success is out of order ... The stairway, however, is always available. Life doesn't come with instructions. You may make mistakes, but you live and learn.Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you're willing to close your heart over it.Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.