Never give up your opinion just because someone steamrolls you with theirs.
Never change who you are just so someone else can accept you or find you worthy enough to love.
Never mistreat anyone who has proven their love for you. Genuine love and concern are hard to find.
Never allow someone else’s behavior to dictate your own personal integrity.
Never allow anyone to dictate or belittle your grief. That’s an extremely personal journey that is only between God and yourself.
Never allow anyone or anything to rob you of your joy.
Never allow anyone access to or into your life if they don’t truly care about who you are and have the very best intentions for you.
Never give up an opportunity to travel when you can afford it. Travel is one of life’s best gifts.
Never enter – or lose yourself in – a relationship where the person refuses to care enough about themselves to do their own self work.
Never go through mistreatment or abuse just because someone else doesn’t care to have good standards for how they treat others.
Never give up your dreams just so someone else can pursue theirs.
Never take your health for granted. You never know what a treasure it truly is until it’s compromised.
Never give up your beliefs just because someone doesn’t want to raise their standards.
Never allow anyone who doesn’t love you to live “rent free” inside your mind.
Never allow another person to interfere in your relationship with your spouse, child, parents, siblings, or other significant relationships.
Never refuse anyone kindness and basic respect.
Never judge a book by its cover. I’ve met a lot of incredible people with brilliant hearts and super cool ideas who were rough around the edges.
Never give up or compromise your character or uniqueness just so someone can find you more like-able or appealing.
Never allow someone to pull you down. Be around those who lift you up.
Never give up hope, faith, or genuine love. These 3 things will always sustain you.
Never feel bad about loving your kiddos and grandkiddos to the moon and back.
Never allow anyone to degrade you. Your value and your heart are your responsibility to protect.
Never allow anyone to intrude in your goals. Only God has that right.
Never attempt to “repaint” a person after they’ve shown (or continue to prove) their true colors.
Never blindly believe what you hear about others. So much of negative information is rooted in bad intentions, jealousy, and someone trying to cover their own rear.
Never feel bad about loving your pets as though they were lil humans who happen to wear fur. God loves all His creation!
Never allow someone else to make you responsible for their happiness. Happiness and joy are each person’s own responsibility and self-work.
Never be ashamed of tears. Tears cleanse your soul.
Never bless someone with the expensive gift of trust – or another “knife” – after they’ve already carelessly stabbed you in the back.
Never give up or jeopardize your belief in God…or your relationship with Him…especially if it’s due to how a “Christian” treated you. There’s a huge difference between a genuine Christian and a Church Attender. God will always love you more – and better – than anyone else ever can.
Never waste life and never take life for granted. You’re never guaranteed tomorrow.
Never allow anyone or anything to rob you of God’s Purpose for your life.
Gratitude & many blessings,
©2018 by Kim Niles. All rights reserved.
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