ten things tuesday

Linking up with Ten On Tuesday this week.

This week's topic is 10 Things You Would Say If You Gave a Commencement Address.

1) You won't always get what you want. And it is sometimes better that way.

2) Be open to the possibilities. Try not to dismiss opportunities and offers if they don't jive with what you think.

3) Have patience. Life has its own time table. And it's unpredictable.

4) Get a hobby. Develop interests of your own.

5) Love takes many shapes and forms. There is true beauty in platonic love. Soul mates are not necessarily romantic mates.

6) Unplug. Take time away from electronics. Don't talk on the phone or text when there's a live person across from you.

7) Visit your friends and family in person. Hanging out, talking about nothing and everything is fun.

8) Make time for yourself. Self care is important. And for many people it's hard to prioritize ourselves into the lists of obligations. But taking care of yourself helps you take care of others.

9) Live within your means. Instead of keeping up with the Jones' keep up with yourself. Mind your credit. Honor your obligations.

10) Nap.


Bonny said...

Your list is an excellent collection of truly useful commencement advice! I agree wholeheartedly with you and the great philosopher Jagger; I also think more speakers should talk about naps!

dianne said...

Great advice!

Lydia said...

Excellent advise, especially a hobby. One always needs a way to decompress.

Bridget said...

YES. (Particularly the nap idea.)

Paula said...

Your list is great. Given from a teacher's perspective. One who knows where these kids on right now!

Mary Z said...

This is wonderful advice for anyone. With your permission (and giving you full credit, with a link here, of course), I'd love to copy this to my blog (Z's World) to share. Please let me know if I have your permission. (maryzelle4@gmail.com) Thanks.