I celebrated my
34th 29th birthday on Sunday. Wow, what a year it has been. A lot has happened since this time last April. I’ve grown as a wife, mom, minister and person in the last year. As I was considering what God has taught me in the last year, I began to think of all I’ve learned in the course of my life.
Obviously, I couldn’t narrow it down to 29 so here is 34 things I’ve learned in the last
34 29 years.
- Sock feet on hard wood stairs has the potential of ending poorly
- Cheese on bread in a pop-up toaster is a bad combination
- The new-car smell doesn’t last that long
- A timely word can lift a spirit
- Fresh air is good for the soul
- Cookies are better uncooked
- Nothing quenches thirst like water
- Everyone doesn’t enjoy the luxury of clean water
- The grass is not always greener in someone else’s pasture
- Don’t judge your worth by someone else’s Facebook timeline
- Choosing well before marriage can make a huge difference
- No marriage is perfect, even if you choose well
- The older you get and the more you learn, the truly stupider you realize you are
- The person that coined the phrase “Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels” was obviously not from the South.
- Losing someone you love is a lot easier to cope with if you know you’ll see them again
- Getting up early is only worth it if there is a good cup of coffee to go with it
- Drama is a natural part of working with people.
- Getting to do what you love doesn’t mean you are exempt from dealing with the “other stuff” too
- The older I get the less of a competition life is
- I can learn something from every person I meet
- Bicycles are equally as fun as an adult as they were as a child
- There are enough hours in the day to do the things you value most
- Dreaming isn’t just for young people
- I can’t solve all the problems of the world
- You really have no idea what people are really thinking
- A teacher always learns more than their student
- Where you came from isn’t as important as where you are going
- Knowing where you came from helps you make sense of where you are going.
- Sounding like your mother isn’t bad if the words you hear coming out of your mouth are spoken in love.
- Everyone should take a course in communication, it will change the way you interact with the world.
- Bubble bath in a jacuzzi bathtub while the jets are going makes a huge mess.
- Baking soda and baking powder are not the same thing and yes, you can tell the difference when you eat it.
- Sleeping outside is more fun than it sounds especially if you have Tylenol PM.
- Anyone can run their mouth. It’s those that don’t, whom you should probably listen to.
Question: Anything you would add or change? Do you agree with this list?