A Little Good Advice

Have you ever gotten a bit of advice that is so good it sticks with you forever? Advice so right on that it pops back into your mind at the most random times and you suddenly want to thank the person who gave it to you? I was thinking today about some things that people have told me in my 27 years and what an impressive impact they've had on my life. At the time the advice was given it may have seemed cliche or trivial but for some reason it stayed with me and changed my life for the better. Here are just a few:

1. There will be times in your life when you won't have more than two dimes to rub together. You may not have any money but you never have to look like it. Always present yourself well. It makes a difference. 

2. Health is something that people always let slide and it's the one thing that you never should neglect. It is paramount and should be more important than anything you do.

3. Be responsible with your money. But, spend it too. Why hoard it all away? So you have it when you die? 

4. Everyone is worth your time. Everyone is worth it. 

5. If a person asks you out on a date never say no. They could turn into your best friend or you might fall in love with theirs. 

I love little nuggets of wisdom. What is some advice that you've gotten and never forgot? Or what is some of the best advice you've ever given yourself? I'd love to know. Everyone's got a little experience that leaves them with some knowledge to share so, to wrap things up, I leave you with the last line of my college application essay.

"When I'm on my deathbed, holding tight to my children's hands I don't want to be asking them to accomplish all the things I never got to do. When I'm about to die I want to look my kids in the eye and say, "Top that."


  1. love that quote at the end!!

    1. Thanks Ellen! I was such a romantic, wasn't I? Well, still am. :)

  2. Love advice! Quotes are some of my favorite things to read on pinterest!



    1. Hi Jacqueline! Me too! Check out my quote board: http://www.pinterest.com/thedailywild/tell-me/

  3. "Top that" haha. LOVE it. I really like the one about not having to look poor even if you are! Presentation is SO important!

    1. Thanks Jessi! I completely agree! My grandma gave me that advice. She used to wear fur coats to casual dinner parties. Awesome.