1. She kicked cancer's ass. Don't let anything get in the way of living your best life. Melissa Elza 2. Dive into the deep end! Life is short. Enjoy every second. 3. Work hard. It will pay off. 4. Love your family. They're the only one you get in this life. 5. Be yourself. Don't judge anyone. Ignore other's judgements of you. Melissa Elza This hair speaks for itself. 6. Love animals. They're the best. They love you unconditionally. 7. Respect your elders. Listen to them. They can teach you so much. 8. Treat yourself. It's ok to indulge sometimes. 9. Don't ignore your fitness. You'll thank yourself later. 10. Enjoy the humor in life. 11. Live your passions. Don't ignore them. @ a Jazz club in Burbank and @ the 5th grade talent show performing "Sing a Song" by the Carpenters with sign language. 12. Encourage your imagination. 13. Nurture the young. They are the future. 14. Travel. Experience other cultures. It will make you a better person. 15. Be grateful for what you have. We are lucky. Remember that. 16. Be happy, always.