The Don'ts of Life

Don't undermine yourself by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what others deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life. 
For without them, life is meaningless.
Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or future.
By living one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give. 
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you're less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us together.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find time.
The quickest way to find love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold to tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you are going.
Don't forget a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
Don't be afraid to learn. 
Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
Don't waste time or words carelessly.
Neither can be retrieved.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a gift: that's why we call it The Present.