LETTERS FROM A SENIOR: Follow useful cliches



Over the course of our high school career, we’ve picked some life lessons and cliches that have genuinely made a positive impact on our day-to-day lives.With that being said, here are some words of wisdom from two departing seniors who have learned, through experience, the value of good advice.

Go into situations with little to no expectations – this way you can’t be let down. Learn to laugh at yourself. Learn to take a joke but know what not to joke about. Laugh at your own jokes if nobody else will. The little things in life really are the best, learn to enjoy them.

Do not mix light and darks while doing your laundry. It’s better to be the one who smiled than the one who didn’t smile back. Learn to value your time alone. You don’t have to win every argument Laugh loudly and laugh often. Don’t feel bad if you want to stay home a night. Never tell someone you think their laugh is annoying – it’s how they express happiness.

Everyone is fighting their own private battle, so be mindful and considerate. Always sing along to your favorite songs. Know how and when to stand up for yourself.

Be friends with the people you can sit comfortably in silence with. Sometimes a good listener is all someone needs. Always thank your friend’s parents before leaving their house. Don’t be glued to your phone when you’re out with friends. Live in the moment. If you have the aux, don’t disappoint. A good playlist is always important

People are their most honest late at night. Address a situation before the problem gets out of hand. Show love and appreciation to everyone you care about, even if it’s a very small gesture. Be someone you would want to be friends with. Don’t point something out about someone’s appearance if they can’t fix it in 10 seconds.

A firm handshake is important. So is a tight hug. Nobody wants to see 30 minutes of a concert on your Snapchat story. Do your share in a group project. Always dress up for spirit days. If you’re not in any school productions, at least go to support them. Go to more than one school dance. You won’t know if it’s not your thing until you try it.

Dutch Bros medium iced chocolate milk is $2.75 and worth every penny. Dollar Tree has pretty much anything you are looking for. Be aware of the places that are open 24/7 and take advantage of them. A trip to Dyer Lane is always a fun idea. Always keep an extra blanket in the car. Be kind to people who are just trying to do their job.

If something doesn’t go exactly as planned, at least you’ll have a good story to tell. You can either do something about a situation or accept it.

Most importantly, sometimes the glass is half empty, and it’s up to you to fill it up.