31 Things I Learned in 31 Years

ThirtyONEderful!!

Today marks 31 years of life for me! It’s been quite the adventure! I just wanted to share 31 things I have learned thus far! Obviously, I have a long way to go 🙂

  1. People are what matter. Create relationships that take time and love. Invest in people’s lives.
  2. Jesus saves souls
  3. You can’t take “things” with you when you die
  4. Breakfast is an acceptable meal at any time of day
  5. The math teachers were wrong when they said we’d need to know this cause we wouldn’t be able to carry a calculator with us everywhere we go…
  6. Bitterness and resentment are like a plague that eats away at your soul
  7. Being kind is so much easier than being cruel
  8. Being a mom is the most wonderful and most difficult thing I’ve ever done
  9. Explore new places as often as you can
  10. It’s great to plan and be smart, but if you always “wait until you’re ready” to do big things… you’ll always find a reason to keep waiting
  11. Other people are not put on this planet solely to make your day better
  12. Forgiveness isn’t about saying a cruel act was okay – it’s about releasing the power the pain and your offender has over you
  13. Everyone should see a therapist
  14. J.K. Rowling is a literary genius
  15. Chocolate chip cookies should be it’s own food group on the pyramid
  16. Specialty coffee is way better than Starbucks #coffeesnob
  17. Yoga pants are the greatest invention
  18. Relationships are about quality over quantity
  19. Be creative
  20. Get outside
  21. Even the people you disagree with are just human! You may not be able to understand why they think the way they do, but that doesn’t make them any less human or deserving of your kindness
  22. You can’t control anyone but yourself and how you react to something
  23. Listen listen listen. Ask people questions and care about the answer. Ask people WHY they think the way they do
  24. Be slow to anger, slow to speak, and quick to listen and forgive
  25. Paris is the most magical place in the world
  26. Sisters make the best friends
  27. Wearing socks to bed is weird
  28. Fall is the greatest season of the year
  29. Celebrate other people! Holidays and accomplishments… Make them know how excited you are for them and help them to feel special
  30. Print your photos! Don’t just let them live on hard drives and die in back of your closet. Print them and hang them up
  31. Pick your battles! If it won’t matter in a year… let it go

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