This was printed in my parish bulletin this week. I thought it was worth sharing.
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Do not set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
Do not take for granted things and people closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.
Do not let your years slip through your fingers living in the past or in the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Do not give up when you still have something to give. Nothing’s really over until the moment you stop trying.
Do not be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn to be brave.
Do not shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly.
Do not dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Do not run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been but where you are going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.