Advice is something that I always seek. I’m the type of person who asks a billion and one questions in a day to hear different opinions and ideas of how something should play out. It’s something that I seek, so I thought that I would share three pieces of advice with you that I try to remind myself of every day. Enjoy!
- Make Your Bed… Every Day.
This piece of advice came from my roommate. I remember asking her one day how she managed to get up and make her bed everyday, regardless of how many times she would hit ‘Snooze’. I used to always find myself rushing out the door with absolutely no time to make my bed. I would come home after work every day to find my room a mess, and it was starting to bother me. She told me that her mom once told her that it sets the mood for the rest of your day. If you’re able to complete such a repeated – and seemingly pointless – task first thing in the morning, you can accomplish anything!
- Never Be Ashamed of Being Happy.
I was serving a table one Saturday night and to describe the night as ‘complete chaos’ is putting it lightly. Two of my guests were an older couple, some of the sweetest I’ve served. The wife mentioned that she noticed that I was smiling and laughing throughout the entire night, even though I was run off my feet. I went on to tell her that I laugh at just about everything; I find even the simplest things to be funny. I told her that I’m often embarrassed at how easily I lose my breath because I laugh so hard and that my co-workers always tell me that I make them feel like the funniest people in the world.
She responded by telling me that her and her husband had just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. She told me that her marriage was responsible for some of the most difficult times in her life, but that she wouldn’t have done it any other way. She told me, “We have been through some difficult times, but what kept us going was staying happy. We love to laugh and we love to smile. If we hadn’t kept smiling and kept working at each other’s happiness, even during the difficult times, we never would have made it. Never be ashamed of being happy.”
- Good Things Come to Those Who WORK HARD.
I’ve always been a hard worker. I consider myself to be a bit of a workaholic. I was a paper girl for four years until I got a job as a waitress – I then served all through high school. I served while I was in College and I worked three jobs during the summer between semesters. I now work full-time in the office and I serve three-four nights a week at the restaurant.
I remember being in high school and being jealous of my friends who had everything given to them; they wore brand name clothing, they were used to receiving tons of money for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas, and they always seemed to be going on special vacations. I remember complaining to my dad and asking why I didn’t receive the same sort of gifts that my friends received. He responded by telling me that one day I would be thankful that I grew up that way. He told me that I would appreciate the things given to me much more than they ever did and that I would soon realize that good things come to those who work for it, not to those who sit and wait for it to be given to them.
Now, when my friends ask why I work so much, I’m able to truthfully respond, “Working hard for what you have is much more rewarding than having everything given to you. I work hard because I’m able to do what I want and when I want to. If I want to buy something or do something, I don’t have to wait for the means to do so. I just do it!”.
I hope you enjoyed reading the three pieces of advice that I try to incorporate into my every day life. I encourage you to leave the best advice you’ve ever received in the comments below. Thanks for reading!