Thirty-Six

In 36 years, I have learned the following:

  • it’s okay to be wrong
  • it’s okay to hurt.  We learn our biggest lessons from those moments, and it proves our character how we can move forward. 
  • I am not a doormat.  I will give to you, but don’t take advantage of me.
  • I can be funny, silly, shy, serious, talented, all at the drop of a hat.  And use these skills every single day, with everyone that I meet.
  • It’s okay to be in touch with your emotions, and cry at commercials.  
  • There is nothing wrong with paying someone a random compliment.  It may take them a minute to recognize you want nothing from them, but it goes a lot farther than keeping it to yourself.
  • Life is short.  Don’t waste the opportunity to tell people how much you love them. 
  • People constantly surprise you.
  • There is a lot to be learned from those who are younger than you.  They look to you for guidance, but sometimes, a small word or action from them is a lesson unto itself.
  • Just because my father and I are different doesn’t mean we are bad people.  Simply different.
  • Love is never forever, but that doesn’t mean you should stop.  
  • Saying goodbye to people, closing chapters in your life can be a good thing.  That doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt, but as I stated above…some of the biggest lessons come from such experiences.
  • I’m a good person. 
  • I’m a happy person.
  • I’m grateful to be included in the stories of those around me, and blessed that they are part of mine. 

Here’s to another amazing 36 years.  

 

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Posted on February 4, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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