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5 Things My Friend Taught Me

Updated on March 25, 2011

Life And Living It

When I was growing up, I had many fears from what I am suppose to do as a teenager and what I am not suppose to do. I have moved into adulthood and it's getting more and more complicated. Sometimes I wonder where my next stop would be, struggling with unfulfilled dreams, wrong choices and other uncertainties. But in the midst of all these my friend is ever beside me comforting me at every stage. She taught me to live one day at a time. She taught me the following and all I want to do is to share them with you. I hope you like them.

Smile always


  • a smile enhances your immune function greatly because a more relaxed atmosphere is created.
  • a smile relieves stress.
  • a smile lowers your blood pressure. It's worth trying.
  • a smile lifts your face and make you look younger.

Be positive


  • staying positive makes you resilient to stress.
  • positive emotional style can make you resistant to cold or flu virus.
  • staying positive makes you more productive.
  • staying positive can save your marriage/relationship.

Leave the past behind


  • you get to choose new attitude and mindset.
  • you have positive impact on others.
  • worrying about your past would only hurt your feelings and buy you more heart diseases, not leaving out depression.

Love unconditionally


  • Loving unconditionally facilitates open and honest relationship.
  • when you love unconditionally you derive love within.
  • loving unconditionally takes away anger and increases your lifespan.

Remove obstacles


  • obstacles are no where near boosters, they don't really make you stronger, they make life tougher for you.
  • removing obstacles save you emotional distress.
  • removing obstacles help you get a clearer view about the task ahead.
  • removing obstacles clear your mind and set you free.

She told me all these would not only help me live one day at a time, it would make me a better person.

I hope you enjoyed it.

Nice day.


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      Taleb AlDris 6 years ago

      It is a very nice experience to learn from our friend.

      Thank you for sharing.

      I voted "Up" & "Beautiful"

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      GNelson 6 years ago from Florida

      Good advice, good friend, You got it made!

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      theseus 6 years ago from philippines

      Rated beautiful.

      From the looks of it, seems that you have been blessed with a great friend. I am, too. We both are lucky, let's enjoy this gift called friendship.God bless.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi Loves To Read! It's not easy but as you said the effort pays.

      Glad you stopped by to take a read.

      You are always welcome.

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      Loves To Read 6 years ago

      Great advice youmeget and it is not hard to put these things into practice. By making the effort you can change your whole outlook on life and it doesn't cost you anything except your time and willingness to make it happen. Thanks for sharing.

      Love and Huhs

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Wow! Thanks for answering my question and then reading the hub.

      Glad you like it livingsimply. I enjoy your hubs too.

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      livingsimply 6 years ago from Isle of Arran, Scotland

      Just having a look at your work since responding to your recent question. Like this hub - it is the type of hub you want to put in your pocket and carry around with you. I might just print it off and do just that! Many thanks

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you

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      anyl 6 years ago

      great post

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Dexter, that's the way.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Youmeget, I was feeling down until I read your hub. I am going to try hard to remain positive and smile. Thank you.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Hi acaetnna!

      Glad to know you were here.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Simply brilliant advice to follow. I firmly believe that a great smile used often is a fantastic stating place. Great hub.Voting up and pressing your buttons.

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Nice job, I love the part of ' to love unconditionally'..

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Thank you dream on for your great advice. I love it.

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      DREAM ON 6 years ago

      Great advice and I love that you take action in doing the right things.It can only help you become a better person.If you try and fail it just means your seeing what you want and understanding takes just a little longer.Hang in there.I will be happy to support you on your journey.Keep going.You are an inspiration to others.

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      youmeget 6 years ago

      Yes it has, I smile often even to my monitor and anytime I see a follower on Hubpages, I try to stay positive but loving unconditionally is a bit difficult. As for removing obstacles....I feel so attached. But I'm trying.

      Thanks Ghaelach for stopping by.

      Good comment.

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      Ghaelach 6 years ago

      Morning Youme get.

      My question to you is, has it worked for you??.

      I would think that stress has a part to play as well. Get rid of stress and you've got rid of a bus load of problems. I must say they are all good points worth considering. Have a nice day. lol