Tuesday, October 26

ten rules...

for being human.

1.  you will receive a body.  you may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.  learn to feel sexy and love every imperfection.

 2.  you will learn lessons.  you are enrolled in a full-time informal school, called "life."  it needs studying, hard work, and determination.

3.  there are no mistakes, only lessons.  growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation.  the "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."

4.  lessons are repeated until they are learned.  a lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  when you have learned it, you will be escorted to the next.

5.  learning lessons does not end.  there's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons.  if you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6.  "there" is no better place than "here."  when your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

7.  other people are merely mirrors of you.  you cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  what you make of your life is up to you.  you have all the tools and resources you need.  what you do with them is up to you.  the  choice is yours.

9.  your answer lie within you.  the answers to life's questions lie within you.  all you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10.  you will forget all this.

xoxo, jamie

p.s. got this from my fellow blogger friend lauren
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Anonymous said...

I will not forget the "learn to feel sexy" part....hahah

Jamie said...

This is so true! Too bad these things are so easy to forget!

btd. said...

Wow, this is very inspiring!

Cameron Armstrong said...

those are 10 awesome rules and true, I will forget about half of them by the end of they day. luckily I'm already familiar with them

Clayton Jenkins said...

I really like 6. But disagree with 9. Sometimes we don't have all the answers and it's important to remember that. I think that one just strokes our egos a bit too much.