These little yellow critters might be adorable, but the minions have also taught us some VERY valuable life lessons
1. Always look on the bright side of life
If there’s one thing the minions have taught us, it’s that approaching life with a big fat smile on your face is a surefire way to have a good time.
Find the positives, guys.
2. Always be yourself
The minions never try to be someone – or something – that they’re not. Instead, they always stay true to who they are.
Be who you are, minion-lovers. Because who you are is, actually, pretty damn amazing.
3. Enjoy the little things
Whether it’s something as simple as a hug, or a smile, or a kind word, it’s so important to take a little time and look around you every once in a while. After all, life moves pretty fast – you don’t want to miss any of it!
4. Look after your friends
The minions are proof that, when we look out for each other and stand united, we’re more likely to live a happy life.
So be a good friend; when your BFFs need you, make sure you’re there for them – and they’ll return the favour when you need picking up, too.
5. Always try your best
This one says it all really, doesn’t it? If you try your best, you’re more likely to be the best version of you there is – trust us.
6. Work to live, don’t live to work
Work is important, sure – but there are more important things in life. Find the fun in what you do, and always give it your best shot, but don’t live to work. You should be working to live, okay?
7. Ditch toxic frenemies
There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it; instead, surround yourself with the people who make you laugh so hard you forget about the bad and focus solely on the good.
After all, life’s too short to be anything but happy.
8. Hug first, ask questions later
When your loved ones are feeling down, don’t just try to ignore it and hope they’ll feel better. Instead, give them a hug and let them know that they can talk to you when they’re feeling down. It’s the minion way.
9. It is okay to feel sad.
Don’t bottle everything up; there’s absolutely no shame in shedding a tear when you need to. You need to accept when you are sad, you need to face those feelings head-on, and you need to let those around you know that you need your support system.
Feeling sad is healthy, normal, and, despite this being all about out favourite minions, very, very human.
10. Don’t be afraid to speak up
You are valuable – which means that your opinions are valuable, too. So when you’re asked for your opinion, don’t be afraid to give it.
And, even if you’re not asked, speak up if you feel strongly about something; you’ll only regret it later.
11. Know your worth
It doesn’t matter how rich or ‘perfect’ you are; what matters is how much you care, how much you love, and how much you try. These are the qualities that make you worthwhile to know.
12. If you’re not happy, make a change
If life isn’t going the way you planned, take action and change direction. Minions are all about living life as it’s meant to be: hilarious and fun.
Sing and dance through life – and don’t be afraid what others will say. So what if you need to pick up and start over? The life you live is yours, not theirs.
13. Love your body
Girlfriends, big or small, you need to worship that body. It’s the only one you’ve got.
14. Know the power of the banana
After all these minion movies, we all know the power of bananas is well worth investing in. Get your five a day, every day; it’ll give you the energy you need for a minion-worthy song and dance!
15. Stay positive
Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean it will never happen. Stay positive, take action, and never give up. After all, there’s no such thing as an ending – only a new beginning.