Saturday, December 29, 2001 was my Birthday. I thought I would do something different this year. I want to give YOU, as a gift from me, the Top Ten Greatest Lessons I have learned so far in Life. I hope you enjoy them. Let me know what you think.

1. If your life is a mess, it is your responsibility to take the necessary actions to clean it up. (Thanks Grandma for this lesson! I love and miss you!)

2. The greatest gifts a person can have are love of God, family, and friends. Nothing else compares! (Thanks MOM for this lesson!)

3. True friends see your faults and imperfections, but still develop the friendship! (Thanks Allen P. August, Jr. for this lesson!)

4. You are not responsible for how other people treat you. You are only responsible for your reaction! (Thanks LeRail James for this lesson!)

5. Think for yourself, or people will try to push their thoughts into your head. You never want that to happen. What a dull place the world would be if everyone thought the same. (Thanks Blane Kent Law, Jr. for this lesson!)

6. You may be right and you may be wrong, but make The Decision! (Thanks Claude Diamond for this lesson!)

7. Do what you love, be skilled at it and money will follow! This is SO TRUE! (Thanks Willie Jolley for this lesson!

8. Life is meant to be exciting; so have fun! (Thanks Donald Wayne Chavis, Jr. and Cary Allen Chavis ---"my traveling buddies"--!)

9. Self-Mastery is difficult, but well worth the effort! (Thanks Tyrone Camp for this lesson!)

10. Give what you have to others freely, without seeking a reward and good things will happen to you. (Myron Miller, thanks for the example. You are a true brother!!!)

BONUS: All men fall at some point, but GREAT Men get back up again! (Thanks Donnie McClurkin for this lesson!)

I hope you have a Wonder-FULL and Prosperous New Year! I sincerely hope these lessons assist you in your efforts! If I can ever be of any assistance, please let me know!

Author's Bio: 

This piece was originally submitted by Larry W. Robinson, #1
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ignite people worldwide to develop the necessary skills for living a balanced and abundant life.