I will not say that the things I believe would fit on a clean-cut list of 10. But here are the first 10 that came to mind.
- In the game of life and who you choose to spend it with, I chose well. My wife is my best friend, my confidant, my love, my life, and why I get up in the morning.
- You get what you give. If you are good to people they will be good to you. If you are generally crappy to others, reread the first part of this bullet point.
- Love is possibly the best thing you can truly experience in life. If you know or have learned what "Waiting to Exhale" means then you are there.
- Take time for yourself. Decompress. You are not being selfish when you take time to center yourself. On the contrary, you are a lot easier to get along with, and you are more open to listen and be a good friend when you have your own baggage sorted.
- Your problem with me for not agreeing 100% with you is your problem. I have just as much right as you to my beliefs.
- I know it sounds like a 80's hair band, but you really don't know what you've got until it's gone.
- Your friends are the family you choose. And although you don't choose your family, you are truely blessed when your family is close and can laugh and love openly.
- You have to stop every day and look at what you have and be grateful. Otherwise, life is just marking time.
- Life is life. Sometimes life is really hard. Sometimes life is really good. You HAVE to take the good with the bad. And cherish each.
- Finally, I'm one of those people that almost died in a horrible accident. Really. On the brink. My beliefs (personal and spiritual) didn't change after my accident from that I believed before my accident. What that tells me is that the beliefs I had before the accident I owned. I owned them because I had thought, studied, and learned what was right for me. Because I didn't have a big 'Eureka' moment afterword and 'change my ways' was because I was already grounded and didn't have to fall back to something else.
Self-inspection is a good thing. Try it.