1. Anyone can be family.
2. It doesn't matter what people think of you.
3. Never take things for granted.
4. Follow your heart.
5. Don't judge a book by its cover.
6. Never underestimate the element of surprise.
7. When you find love, hold on to it.
8. Life's one hell of a ride.
9. It's OK to take some risks.
10. Be yourself.
And of course, most importantly...