What I Learned in 2008

Some of it anyway…


  1. Nothing is as it seems, this life is but a dream. (Courtesy Jason Mraz)
  2. It really is only 10% situation and 90% reaction to it.
  3. It doesn’t matter how wonderful, amazing, and beautiful you are… you are still God’s creation and He will do with you as He wishes– even if it means taking you away from everyone that loves you and needs you.  Life can, and will, go on.
  4. Making an appointment with myself to sit down and “worry” is more effective than worrying 24/7.
  5. Children have the desire to please everyone around them all the time, and the ability to do so only to those that want them to.
  6. The ability to act independently is a gift and should not be taken for granted.
  7. Dreams are goals without a plan.
  8. Love between two humans is subjective and never, ever unconditional.  If you want unconditional, get a dog.
  9. I can’t expect to be what I haven’t worked to become.
  10. Children will only absorb what they want to, no matter how many times you tell them otherwise.
  11. If you aren’t listening, God will drop you on your butt, right there in the sand.
  12. Sometimes that ticker in your head reeling over and over is in someone else’s handwriting.  You know you will be okay when you learn to recognize that, and start your own draft.
  13. Football is a lot like life.
  14. Children have the uncanny ability to hear you talking about Disneyland one floor up and 3 rooms over, but not hear you when you are right in front of them asking them to take out the trash.
  15. Real friends listen to you bitch and complain then tell you when you are being an idiot and set you straight.
  16. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has them and they are important… but they also require a certain level of cleanliness or just keep to yourself!
  17. Sometimes people just add you to their FB to up their friends count, who cares?
  18. The serving size on flavored coffee creamer is a LOT smaller than you think it is.
  19. A year can be challenging, but when it’s over, be done with it.  Move on!  Next?
  20. I am stronger than I think I am.

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