Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Every year on my birthday I add to a list I started making when I was in high school about the truths that I have learned every year of my life. I think I posted this last year, but there was an addition to the list today which makes it necessary to post again :)

What I’ve Learned

24 Truths for Living Life

1. When you’re learning how to walk, the standing back up part is important.

2. The most important word is not I or mine.

3. Potty training is hard

4. Always, always ask why

5. Don’t pick California poppies in California

6. Daisies are always free

7. When faced with the choice of getting to keep a toy that you want, and getting to say good bye to a friend you may never see again, always give up the Barbie for the chance to say good-bye.

8. Have faith.

9. Always have an imagination and always use it.

10. Barney is not as cool as you once thought.

11. Write-always write.

12. Work hard for yourself- not for your teachers or for your parents- but just for you.

13. Love your family. Someday they will be all that you have left.

14. Learn who you are, love who you are, be who you are.

15. Fall in love.

16. Dance the way you do when no one is watching.

17. People don’t die. They take a long vacation and go visit God.

18. You don’t know everything. In fact, you don’t know much at all. What you do know though, is that the only way to live is with God and His son, because it is then that you find joy.

19. Someday someone will make you realize that you can hold the world. And even if he ends up hurting you, you’ll know that every tear will be worth it because your love was real. Because it was when you loved him that you found yourself closest to God.

20. Learn how to live by yourself and love being alone. It will be very lonesome for quite some time but when it gets really bad, the Lord will send you a friend who will make the loneliness more tolerable.

21. Sometimes you loose sight of who you are. When this happens the best remedy is to just take off you clothes and jump into the water.

22. Love is not hard. Situations may be hard. Creating romance may be hard. But love itself, is very easy.

23. Do not let anyone or anything tell you to hurry. This is YOUR time. You need to live life, not be life.

24. Patience is a virtue that if you don't garner naturally, it will be forced upon you.

1 comment:

  1. 23 & 24 are my favorite ever :) p.s. So excited for a baby bump :) love you, love your lists !