Manners go a long way. I repeat, a long way. Being polite does not make you a suck-up. It makes you likeable.
There is a reason why they say, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Success in life is all about meeting people and knowing someone at the right place and time. Do not Reply All. Learn email etiquette. With that said, email is not the same as texting. Practice using proper grammar and complete sentences. It is appreciated. Don't assume everyone is your best friend and don't assume everyone is your enemy.
Actually, just don't assume. Young men, always open the door. Chivalry does not have to be dead. The left lane is for passing.
Please, drive in the right lane. Don't hold people up. Yes, the world is yours but it is also everyone else's. Entitlement gets you no where. I repeat, no where. Selfishness is the root of most of the world's problems.
If you can accept this now, you will be better able to handle much of what comes your way. Which is different from not being afraid. Keith Bryan rated it really liked it Aug 17, Don't assume everyone is your best friend and don't assume everyone is your enemy. We promise not to spam you.
Consider others when you consider yourself. Invest in yourself. Put a little back for a K. Be diligent on saving. You will be mad and annoyed with your first few paychecks, but you will learn to get by without it and then one day you will thank yourself. Life does not revolve around your smart phone.
Put it down every now and then. Look around you. Take life in through your senses versus your fingertips. Treat yourself. Every now and then, indulge.
Graduation opens new doors to an exciting new life. DEAR CHRISTIAN GRADUATE offers fresh reminders and timeless advice for the young man or woman. Be a thoroughgoing Christian Hedonist. Seek the greatest treasure which gives the highest pleasure. Even though the road to it is hardest.
Buy a cup of overpriced coffee, a pair of expensive shoes, a new watch or a new piece of wardrobe. Believe in yourself. Think about those you believe in. I bet they all know their self worth. Respect yourself. Love yourself. You have to first do those things before anyone else will. Speaking of love. When you finally find the "one," treat them well.
Respect them and say 'I love you' every day.
Put yourself out there. You may get hurt but no one ever found happiness without first being vulnerable. Every now and then do something that scares you. You cannot get over fear without first exposing yourself to the fear itself. It is easy for life to get you down. When that happens look towards the small things in life.
The big things will overwhelm you, but the small things are what make people smile and feel grateful. Speaking of that, be grateful and say 'thank you' often. A hand written thank you is a lost art. Pick it back up. Learn to cook. Even if it is just scrambled eggs and grilled cheese. Pride can grow standing behind a frying pan.
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Dear Christian College Girl. Dear Christian College Girl, I saw your pictures the other day. A few more words of wisdom before I go: Nobody escapes the Freshman 15, so choose wisely well, actually the really skinny girls always escape that one for some reason. When that late-night all-you-can-eat ice-cream-bar comes calling, have some self-control, girlfriend. Take it from someone who has been there.
I know you miss your kitty. But you need to get to really know your floor-mates and new friends, and the weekend is where those relationships are built the fastest and the deepest. All of the girls I met who had the hardest time adjusting to college life and some left after the first semester were the ones who went home every weekend and never developed an identity of their own on campus. It is a hard transition to make, but I encourage you to do it.
Although that can happen at Christian colleges too. Still with me? Call your mom. You may be a little busy-bee with no time to call home, but just check in. Let your mom know you appreciate her raising your butt for the last 18 years and teaching you enough to get you off to college.