There are three really great pieces of advice that you see everywhere. They’re on people’s walls as art. They’re on pinterest. Some people use this advice as their Facebook cover photos. They’re in books and on desks and on calendars. This advice is at church. It’s at school. It’s at home. It’s everywhere. What does that mean? Frankly, that this is pretty good advice and you should start taking it.
Laugh When You Can
Life is more fun when it’s filled with laughter. So, stop being mean and judgmental and rude and tired and exhausted and impatient and grumpy and just laugh. So you’re car needed a new engine on Monday, had two flat tires on Wednesday and your battery died on Friday because you left the lights on all night long (and it’s only six months old). It sucks, yes, but at this point, just laugh. It’s all you can do; otherwise, you’re going to be depressed.
Apologize When You Should
Pride is an ugly thing; and that’s good advice. At the end of the day, no one cares how many arguments you won or debates you clearly made better points. What people do care about, however, is how you made them feel. If you made them feel stupid or dumb or poorly, they’ll remember it. So apologize. When you’re wrong, just apologize. Everyone will feel a lot better.
Let it Go
If you can change something, then by all means work your bottom off to change it. If you can’t change it, however, then it’s time to just let it go. If your mom is a crazy woman who constantly nags no matter how often you ask her not to, let it go. Accept it and move on. Some of us have crazy moms who nag. Get over it and let it go.