three years ago, almost to the day, i did a post on life lessons. on this rainy, grey, early dark (after the time change) afternoon we have going on, with candles glowing on the window ledge above my desk, and a contented cat in my lap, it felt like a good time to revisit the notion and make a new list. which is not to say that i don't stand by the first list, more just that i do love me a list...
~ words matter.
~ to appreciate the sunshine, you need a little rain.
~ time really does fly.
~ moisturizer is really quite important.
~ people will often disappoint you, but you will get over it.
~ it's good to see the place where you live through fresh eyes.
~ you grow more patient as you age.
~ but you also tend to take less crap.
~ you are never too old for glitter nail polish.
~ you are never too old to dress up for halloween.
~ nothing beats a logical argument. but those are few and far between.
~ so much of who your child is is already there in the child. it's up to you to nurture it.
~ everyone is pretending at something.
~ don't ever go to work for a friend.
~ a glass of wine has healing powers.
~ sometimes you just need girl talk (best paired with above-referenced wine).
~ it is possible to do something creative every day.
~ many of life's most satisfying moments happen in the kitchen.
~ spending time alone is good for the soul.
~ chickens are smarter than you think.
~ a good night's sleep will restore you.
~ there is always a good book to read, it's just a matter of finding it.
~ the internet is huge.
~ blogging is cheaper than therapy.
~ sometimes you don't know what you think until you write about it.
~ you're never too old to learn something new.
~ you can learn from your mistakes, but it might take a couple of tries.
~ it's totally normal to listen to the same song over and over again.
and that's my list. for now. play along if you'd like (please let me know, so i can read your list as well). it's surprisingly cathartic.
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you never know who those people are.