Monday, February 11, 2013

What I've Learned

This month I'll turn 35, which is cool because it means I've lived long enough to learn a few things, and still have enough time to apply the lessons I've learned.

I've often said that the very people who need self reflection the most are the ones who aren't doing it. This is true for me as well.

It's ok to ask for help. Wow - major shocker right here.

We're not perfect, and never will be. Doesn't mean that we can't continue to work on improving. Enter new family motto - Well, it's better than it was!

The old folks in your family, they're not going to live forever. Take the time to talk to them now.

Perception is everything. Respect other's perceptions of situations.

Volunteering is good for you, as well as whatever organization you're with. Just do it.

Stop rushing so much.

Make sure you care more about the people around you, and their lives, than the TV characters from the shows you watch. (Can I exclude The Walking Dead from this?)

When your kids want to talk non stop - let them. Before you know it, they won't be talking to you at all. Enjoy their stories, laugh with them. Ask them questions. And don't interrupt them when they answer.

So, in my 35 years, that's what I've learned. And you know, be nice to animals, too.