1. life WILL kick you in the teeth whether you deserve it or not - but that doesn't mean you give up.
2. never say you'll "never" do something. . . 'cause you don't know the circumstances you're going to face.
3. good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to good ones.
4. there's never any reason to abandon your friends.
5. sometimes, your friends turn out to be your enemies.
6. admitting you were wrong is not a weakness.
7. never forget who you are.
8. never doubt what you know.
9. loving and losing is better than walking away because you're scared.
10. crying is okay.
11. don't let your worries eat away at you.
12. bottling up your problems only leads to more problems.
13. be open-minded about changes. sometimes, they're actually a good thing.
14. don't turn away from someone who needs you.
and most importantly to me:
15. the word "family" doesn't just mean biologically.