Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Quite seriously. When I was in 7th grade my mom made me make a sign that said this and post it over my bed.
All problems can be solved through glazed donuts.
It’s true. Try it.
Most of us are as happy as we make up our minds to be.
You are in control of whether or not you have a good time –not anybody else. I always think it’s fun to imagine my life as a reality show–my life is hilarious. I bet yours is too.
The rules of shotgun are very simple and very clear.
The first person to shout “shotgun” when you’re within the sight of the car gets the front seat. That’s how the game’s played. There are no exceptions for someone with a concussion. (OK don't you just love Michael Scott?)
Wherever you go, go confidently. And if you’re not confident–fake it.
You’d be surprised how well this works. Life is a stage–own it!
Sometimes it just turns out that we have certain people in our lives at certain times for certain reasons.
You may not be the same person tomorrow as you are today and that’s OK, we are all constantly evolving. You will have friends entering and leaving your life for as long as you live. Treasure them as they come, and know that good friends don’t just grow on trees.
Try not to live your life for the weekends.
I know it’s hard–I do it too. Always waiting for Friday. But can you imagine if you only lived 2 days out of the week? What a short life. And you would miss all of the totally awesome shows on TV like Glee and Survivor and The Office…make it a point to appreciate the little things on a Tuesday, like your mom made you dinner again, or your math teacher gave you enough time to finish your assignment in class…
Do your homework.
I have to say this, I’m your teacher.