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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