Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Life Lessons

Got this in an email...thought I'd share. My own thoughts on the thoughts are in ( ) Enjoy.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. (But, be sure to be thankful for the times when life is fair...to you or for someone else.)

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. (It can only get worse...just kidding. What harm can a small step be? take a risk and take a big step)

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. (Amen!)

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. (They don't???)

5. Pay off your credit cards every month. (Hmm...this is easier said then done...I tried once and it wasn't so much fun...I like having fun. This is a good lesson though I suppose)

6. You don't have to win every argument. (Whoever said this is dumb. I can admit when I am wrong but in a sense that is still winning...sort of. that's what I keep telling myself anyway)

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. (crying is healing...thanks oprah!)

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. (He can also get very angry too...remember saddam and gomorrah?)

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. (I have no choice...my work takes it out automatically...good thing too or I would be wearing my retirement on my feet!)

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. (I love this one! If you could see my butt you would know I follow this one by heart!)

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. (Get over it. Holding onto past mistakes or missed oppurtunties is a huge waste of time. Everything happens for a reason and if you waste your time hanging onto the past you won't figure out what the reason is.)

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. (I don't have any children but I remember the first time I saw my dad cry...it was a very humbling experience and I think a man should cry sometimes.)

13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. (what's that corny but true quote...something about wishing you were someone else makes you something you are not...that is not what it says at all but i tried and I do agree with the saying)

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. (but it's more fun. just kidding.)

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. (actually i wonder if the person who wrote this really knows if God doesn't blink...)

16. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. (and if you hear someone say no...ask another person. you will eventually find someone who'll say yes)

17. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. (I am bad about not wanting to use the nice things but when i have children I am going to make breakfast every day but on Saturdays we will use the nicest china we have...not just on holidays. I think they will enjoy it. And if one breaks there is always a replacement set I can buy)

18. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. (i've never heard of anyone waiting to wear purple.)

19. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. (exactly)

20. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years , will this matter?" ( I say 1 month! Most of the time in a month it won't matter!)

21. What other people think of you is none of your business. (I just think they should be big enough to tell me what they think to my face. Cowards.)

22. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. (i hate waiting on time to heal but it really is nature's cure for most everything)

23. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. (so what you are telling me is that if it's bad it will get worse and if it's good it will get bad? i dont' know what to think about this one...they didn't put a good spin on it)

24. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. (i am kind of bad about staying in touch...i try though)

25. Believe in miracles. (I do)

26. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. ( i really love this one...it is not by works that you are saved but by faith)

27. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. (sometimes...hahaha)

28. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable. (my parents made mine memorable...and so did my siblings. i hope to make my childrend's childhood a memorable one as well.)

29. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion. (they are very helpful in times of need...i like the Psalms)

30. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. (i love this one..that's all)

31. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. (sure)

32. If you don't ask, you don't get. (i always ask! :) and if the answer is no...read #16

33. Yield. (PLEASE!)

34. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift (how sweet)

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