Laugh at yourself.
Pain is only temporary.
Be grateful for the things you have been given in life, and hungry for things still to earn.
Remember everyone you meet is fighting a bigger battle than their faces will show you.
Treat others with dignity, always.
Remember that your possibilities and opportunities are infinite and waiting for you to have the insanity/courage to reach/fight for them.
Something I've learned recently, which I'm sure the other wise members of the boards already knew:
Freedom is incredible. It can also be incredibly lonely sometimes, but it's worth it.
Best of luck!