week 50: lessons learned this year

Where to begin?

I learned that, while there are millions of good things in the world to do, one does not have to do every good thing all at the same time. (doing too many things at once means you really do none of them well)

People, knowingly or unknowingly, lay guilt trips on you every day to manipulate you into doing what they want you to do. (most often their intentions are good, but guilt will literally eat a person alive)

In order for me to be truly healthy and happy, I have to use the word “no” and accept that it’s ok to do that even with people you love and even when they don’t like it.

I rarely get a full nights’ sleep and this is unhealthy. (8 hours a night makes me feel rested and positive and ready for the day)

I need routine and a schedule and if I don’t put my needs on that schedule and stick to it, those needs do not get met.

There is nothing I can do to make someone else happy…happiness is their responsibility, not mine.

Protecting someone else’s reputation is sometimes the hardest, loneliest, and yet most honorable thing to do.

Pride goes before a fall except when you’re proud of your kids and their hard work.

True love cares how someone feels and tries to make things better for that person.

One of life’s greatest joys is making someone smile.

Seeing myself as God sees me makes the opinions of everyone else in the world unimportant.

Praying for someone makes you love that person even more.

My horse is not a luxury, he’s my therapy, my stress relief, and my personal trainer…I need to schedule him in at least 3 times a week!

How about you? Care to share a life lesson from 2019?

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