‘A Creed To Live By’

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself to 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 that are closest to your heart;
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or the future;
By living your life 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 are less than perfect;
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
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’s impossible to find;
The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don’t dismiss your dreams;
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you’ve been
But also where you are going.
Life is not a race but a journey to be savoured all the way.

by Naneve Sims