Things to love about your life

  • You are alive.

  • You are healthy.

  • Someone smiled at you today.

  • Being unhappy is a waste of time.

  • You can afford three meals a day.

  • You have safe, pure, clean drinking water.

  • There’s something you can do better than anyone..

  • It’s fall and the leaves are about to turn glorious shades of warmth.

  • Music – dance, soul, rock, funk, reggae, disco, Indie, Bhangra, jazz, country, all sorts.

  • Dopplegangers – someone who looks exactly like you is living in a parallel reality

  • Someone broke your heart and left you shattered beyond repair.. or so it seemed.

  • Then you found the One and now thank your stars every day that he or she left.

  • When you really needed help, someone offered it to you unexpectedly..

  • Someone, somewhere did that too and not only survived but THRIVED. #JustSayin’.

  • There’s a solid roof over your head and it’s not raining on you.

  • You had fresh, clean, fabulous clothes to wear this morning.

  • Somewhere in the world, a new mom is gazing at her new baby.

  • The interwebs make your world smaller, closer, more connected.

  • You take a stand for what you believe in. Fiercely.

  • Afternoon naps that take you back to childhood.

  • Something you’ve been wanting just happened.

  • You smiled at someone and made their day.

  • Free video calling across the globe rocks.

  • You smell great and look amazing, mmm.

  • A little puppy was rescued just this second.

  • You said no and meant it this time.

  • You’re happily employed.

  • You work for yourself.

  • You don’t have either, but trust that the perfect solution is out there.

  • You made a brave decision.

  • You are an angel to someone.

  • Flowers are beautiful.

  • In the wild.

  • Or given to you by someone who cares.

  • Rainbows make you happy.

  • You love shooting stars.

  • You’re smiling right now 🙂 And you look damn attractive!

  • You define success on your own terms.

  • You’re stronger than you ever believed.

  • You believed in yourself when no one else did.

  • You believed in someone else when no one else did.

  • Someone believed in you when you needed it most.

  • You’ve profoundly impacted someone’s life

15 Great Things You Know If You Have An Older Sister

Sometimes she annoys you. Sometimes she is overprotective. But for nothing in this world would you give her away. An older sister is precious and people who have an older sister know following  15 great things.

1. She is your personal life adviser

Whenever things get tough, you can always turn to your older sister for a glass of something strong and a heart-to-heart. From your first boyfriend to how to pay taxes, your older sister often seems like an infinitely wise guru who you can turn to when you don’t know what to do.

2. You’re used to being second in command during play time

When it came to playtime, your older sister was always in control of the games. She played the parent and you played the child, or she played the teacher and you played the student.

Basically she was completely in charge, but it was totally worth it, because she came up with the best games.

3. Your older sister made the decisions

Now you’re a grown adult, and you probably make all of your own choices, but it wasn’t always this way. As a child you were always the assistant to your older sister’s pranks and food experiments – and it was awesome. Leading on to…

4. Your older sister was always responsible

Even when you did join your sister in one of her zany food experiments, you didn’t have to worry about getting in too much trouble. After all, she was the older one – she should have known better than sweet, naive you. Older sisters all around the world, we thank you.

5. You know the pain of sharing a bedroom

Most people with older sisters understand the struggles of sharing a room with one. The lack of room, the mess, no privacy. But it’s all worth it for the times the two of you stayed up late giggling while your parents thought you were sleeping.

6. She knows how crazy your family is

Everyone’s family is a little crazy, but there aren’t many people with whom you can have a good moan about them. You might have the right to call your dad irrational, but none of your friends do. The only person who can really relate to the madness of your family is your older sister, so vent as much as you want.

7. She is always honest with you

If you’re wearing anything that doesn’t suit you, the first person to let you know is your older sister. Sometimes it hurts at the time, but you’re eternally grateful to have someone totally honest in your life. She has your best interests at heart – which is why she told you to never wear light-up trainers again.

8. She made school easier for you

Starting high school is a daunting experience for even the bravest people, but having an older sister really helps to soften the blow. Before you started, she gave you the low down on the teachers you would have, and where to get lunch. More importantly, you spent years hearing “Is so-and-so your older sister?”, helping you to make friends and seem (slightly) cooler.

9. She prepared your parents for you

Late nights, drinking, smoking, bad grades, bringing around your first partner – she did it all first. So if/when you had to go through the same stuff, it didn’t even faze your parents. Throwing up in the toilet after your first heavy night drinking? Pssh, it’s fine, your sister threw up in the bathtub when she did it.

10. You always have someone to borrow from

Whether you need clothes for a night out, money for rent or food so you don’t starve, your older sister will help you out in this area. She is more reliable than a friend and less judgmental than a parent, making her the perfect person to borrow from. Respect the rules, though, and return anything you borrow to avoid a (possibly painful) sibling fight.

11. Someone always has your back

Even though your sister can be honest to a slightly painful point, she always has your back. She might insult you, but if your boss/partner/best friend insults you, they will have to deal with the wrath of your sister.

12. She is someone you aspire to be

As a child, you aspired to be as cool as your older sister – and she taught you everything you knew, from making mud pies to teaching you how to style your hair. As an adult you still admire her strength, personality and kindness – you’ve just figured out your own style.

13. What’s hers is yours

Whether it was toys, clothes, make-up or a car, you always had someone else’s stuff to uses. She gave you lifts before you could drive, and lends you clothes for nights out. With an older sister, you basically have double the stuff… although she may not see it that way.

14. She toughened you up

Every time she stole the remote, confessed your crimes to your parents or fought with you over your favorite toy, she was toughening you up for being an adult. At the time you probably felt like you hated her, but she helped shape who you are as a person.

15. She is the best friend you ever had

No matter what, your sister has always had your back in times of need. No one quite compares to an older sister. You have been friends for as long as you can remember. From being eight to eighty, she will always be there for you.

Inspirational Quotes about Family Time

  • “In family relationships, love is really spelled T.I.M.E.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  • “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, a parent.” Barbara Bush

  • “Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.” Boyd K. Packer

  • “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” Unknown

  • “Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” Catherine M. Wallace

  • “Family is the most important thing in the world.” Princess Diana

  • “If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.” F. Burton Howard

  • “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” Barbara Bush

  • “Some of the most important conversations I’ve ever had occurred at my family’s dinner table.” Bob Ehrlich

  • “When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” Anna Quindlen

  • “Children will not remember you for the material things you provided, but for the feeling that you cherished them.” Richard L. Evans

  • “Happiness comes from unselfish service. And happy homes are only those where there is a daily striving to make sacrifices for each other’s happiness.” Harold B. Lee

  • “I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” Barbara Bush

 

  • “Family: like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.” Unknown

  • “We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.” Unknown

  • “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” Abigail Van Buren

  • “You always have time for the things you put first.” Unknown

  • “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” Michael J. Fox

  • “While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” Angela Schwindt

Friend are forever

Rules for friendship

Losing friends is an imperative part of growing up. It’s strange how the people we grew up with, ones who’ve been on our side during our best, suddenly become strangers. Not all friendships are meant to last forever, but some friends are for lifetime. Keep them close. Here are some things you can do to keep you friendship last longer.

Support them. They maybe taking some big decisions of their life, like you and your support could mean the world to them.

Don’t judge. Yes, you cannot agree with all the things they say or all the decisions they make. But don’t be judgemental. That’s the last thing they would want from you.

Spend time. Take out some time for your friend. Everyone is busy, but it is important to meet frequently and stay in touch and know what’s going on in each other’s lives.

Don’t let misunderstandings build up. It would weaken the great bond that you have with your friend. You may not like confrontation always. But don’t let things pile up. If you have something in your mind, just talk it out and clear it.

Be with them. In your good days and on bad days when nothing is going right with them or you. Face all the hurdles together. Be a support system for each other.

Don’t burden them with your personal problems. Yes, you may be having a bad time. But you should not always discuss it with them in each and every conversation that you have. Cause they might already be having their share of problems to deal with.

Accept that friendship changes with time. As everything in life changes as we grow up or with the passage of time. So does our friendship. Our friend will not always be present for us. Sometimes we have to trust our friendships and be okay with them not giving us adequate time and accept their reasons for doing so.