I came across this list in a training manual for helping people manage their stress. I’m not sure who the originator is, but I would like to acknowledge Dr Laura Belsten and the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence for sharing it. Good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚roller coaster

  1. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.
  2. Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
  3. Drive carefully. Its not only cars that can be recalled to their maker.
  4. If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
  5. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
  6. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
  7. Since its the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
  8. When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
  9. You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
  10. Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
  11. We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all live in the same box.

riding roller coaster

So much wisdom for navigating life!

#7 caught my attention this morning…. Have fun with these ๐Ÿ˜Ž

43 comments on “* Tips for Handling the Highs and Lows of Life

  1. Love them all! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Thanks for sharing this wisdom Val, they are great advices ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Great list! I’m with you โ€“ #7 makes a lot of sense. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Love it Val ! some great philsophy dressed up in humour, I think my favourite is #10, but the are all fab ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the photo of the monks having a blast too!

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  5. I love these, Val! Thank you for the high.

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  6. Good advice ! My favorites are 8 and 10, but they’re all great. The photo of the monks is a riot!


  7. These are great! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. Great list. Perfect photo.

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  9. Ha! Yes #7 has a twist. Another twist on that one that you might enjoy Val is: The early bird might get the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese. ๐Ÿ˜€ Which would you rather eat worms or cheese?
    Diana xo


  10. These are priceless–gotta reblog!

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  11. Reblogged this on Perspectives On…. and commented:
    Some excellent advice for your life (and mine!). Thanks Val Boyko for sharing!

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  12. I think my tip would be: and don’t EVER get on a high roller coaster if you can’t handle the drop!!! LOL. I’ve always been afraid of that drop. In various ways….


  13. Wise words. Thanks for sharing them.


  14. Those monks sure know how to have fun! Love the list, good advice ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. I got stuck at number 1! Really undecided about whether it’s better to be a pigeon or a statue. Able to fly and be free, but vulnerable. Or solid and resilient, but unable to move away from pigeons pooing?!! I could go on but maybe I’m overthinking this…

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  16. Reblogged this on bloomlisa and commented:
    This is my first re-blog of someone else’s work. I just adore this list full of wisdom and humour. Have a wonderful weekend – Lisa

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  17. I had to re-blog this Val, what a fabulous list!!!

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  18. #5 is my new motto! If I loan someone $20 and never see them again it was a good investment! Lol

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  19. What a lovely read, really lifted my spirits. Your blog is has a very characteristic expression, I can’t really put my finger on it but it’s quite special. Do keep it up!

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  20. I loved the crayon one so much. So simple and so true!

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