The key to being happy is to respect your desire to make your life better by your own choices-even if and, especially when others ridicule them. Do not let the ignorance or the short-sightedness of others redirect your life's goal.
Everyone has their own path to follow-their own map for the future. The key is to understand everyone is different and to respect their goals as well as your own.
Do not accept behavior that goes against your beliefs or wishes, and do not accept behavior from friends, family, or a spouse that you wouldn't accept from a stranger.
Be true to yourself. Stand firm. And, do not postpone your dreams or wishes to please someone else's idea of what it should be...
Copyright © 2006 Jacqueline Mendez