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, loyalty and concern are very 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 give up your God-given convictions or opinion just because someone steamrolls you with theirs.
Never allow another person to interfere in your relationship with your spouse, child, parents, siblings, or other significant relationships. If someone genuinely loves you, they’ll protect the most important parts of your life.
Never refuse anyone kindness and basic respect.
Never allow anyone or anything to rob you of your joy.
Never allow yourself to become negative, judgmental, two-faced, dysfunctional, or bitter.
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 because someone else has made fun of or belittled yours.
Never take your health for granted. You never know what a treasure health truly is until it’s compromised or lost.
Never allow life’s hurts to make you toxic…don’t misplace your pain onto others.
Never give up your character or 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 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 God’s genuine love. These 3 things will always sustain you.
Never feel bad about loving your kiddos, family, spouse, and grandkiddos to the moon and back. The only people who will have a problem with it are those who are fighting an internal battle that has nothing to do with you anyway.
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. When the storms of life hit again, the rain will wash off all the paint.
Never blindly believe what you hear about others. So much of negative information is rooted in insecurity, 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 put the burden of making you happy onto another person. It’s too heavy of a burden to maintain.
Never be ashamed of tears. Tears cleanse your soul.
Trust, honesty, loyalty, kindness, and faithfulness are expensive gifts. Don’t expect these precious gifts from cheap people.
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 or church staff. A Christian loves, honors, and obeys God and loves others…a Church Attender merely makes an appearance and warms a seat each week. God will always love you more – and better – than anyone else ever can…and He NEVER advocates anyone mistreating others.
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. God’s perfect will for your life is the most precious gift and treasure you’ll ever have on earth!
Never waste one single second of – or give up on – this precious, beautiful, extravagant, incredible, miraculous gift of life you’ve been granted. What a gorgeous gift life truly is!
Never forget this amazing truth: your best days may have not even happened yet.
Gratitude & many blessings,
©2018 by Kim Niles. All rights reserved.
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