I found a life lesson list here this morning and thought to share, with some personal extras thrown in there. Quirky, sure. But hey, I am in a light mood and am very much in love with the world at the moment. What have I learned, with time and experience? Not much, I fear.
Here are my Secrets of Adulthood. Although these items may not seem particularly profound, each one was a revelation when I finally figured it out:
The days are long, but the years are short. If I look back, wow, I was at school ‘just the other day’ but when I look forward, December holidays are sooo far away. Feel familiar?
Someplace, keep an empty shelf. Having just moved house, I can tell you that an empty drawer/shelf somewhere always gets filled. It’s lovely to find the empty shelf.
Turning the computer on and off a few times often fixes a glitch. In fact, I reckon the same counts for cellphones, exercise watches and debugging your brain.
It’s okay to ask for help. Still an ongoing battle for this area of my life. Personally (and because its easier than accepting my own problems), I blame my father for being the World Champion at not asking for help.
You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you LIKE to do. Whoaa! Big lesson here. Choose the right person to love, the right place to live, the right career for YOU…
Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy. There is a lull at times after a big decision. Happiness is to follow in abundance shortly.
What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE. Amen.
You don’t have to be good at everything. Crisis that is hard for a person like me to accept. Being able to comfortably suck at something is not quite the way I was programmed. I`ll get back to you on this one.
Soap and water removes most stains. It does not, however, remove scars.
It’s important to be nice to EVERYONE. Kindness hey, doc G!
You know as much as most people. But you will never know everything. Thank goodness for that.
Over-the-counter medicines are very effective. Effective at treating the symptom. To get to the cause, however, you need to go deeper into history.
Eat better, eat less, exercise more. Duh.
What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you — and vice versa. But….look after yourself as the primary fun factor, and hang out with people who think you are fun when you are quirky.
People actually prefer that you buy wedding gifts off their registry. They may attend your wedding oneday and bring you an Al Pacca.
If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough. I take this to heart, as I failed miserably in the pool last week. However, I have been back a few times, tried a little harder (until I struggled to drive 3 blocks home last night from the effort) and found more success.
No deposit, no return. Demand interest…
Have fun, above all. Chat tomorrow.