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Lessons I've Learned During 36 years of Living

Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy 36th birthday to me! In celebration of another blessed year on planet Earth, I thought I might share some of the greatest (and sometimes tough) lessons I've learned throughout my life:
  1. Ask. Believe. Receive
  2. Be kind to your body because you don't get to trade it in for a new one
  3. Exercise your brain everyday
  4. Popularity is fleeting
  5. Be careful who you call friend
  6. Trust your instincts
  7. You can't please everybody 
  8. If the grass looks greener on the other side it's probably because their is a ton of sh!t under the surface
  9. You have to love yourself before anyone else can love you
  10. It's okay to say "no"
  11. Credit cards are for emergencies
  12. Holding grudges is toxic to the soul
  13. Forgive someone who has trespassed against you, but never give them another opportunity to do it again
  14. Don't take things so personally
  15. It's okay to be selfish sometimes 
  16. It's okay to have emotions, so cry if you want to 
  17. No one wants to attend a pity party except Misery because she likes company
  18. First impressions are not as important as last impressions
  19. Be who you want to be. People might not like who you are, but they will respect you
  20. No issue is black or white, everything has a gray area
  21. Think before you speak
  22. Outer beauty doesn't last forever, but inner beauty lives on
  23. You have to stand up for yourself or people will walk all over you
  24. Try something new once before you dismiss it
  25. Never say never
  26. It's better to give than receive
  27. Don't give unsolicited advice
  28. If you want something done right, do it yourself
  29. Prayer works
  30. Be careful what you wish for
  31. Sugar is a drug
  32. Drink lots of water to cleanse the toxins
  33. Embrace your flaws because God doesn't make mistakes
  34. Laugh... a lot
  35. Marry your best friend
  36. Your children are the most important legacy you leave behind


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday dear friend! These are all great . I hope your b'day is wonderful

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! I'm loving #8 and 27! I say #8 all the time when someone I know is doing a comparison with their life and someone else.

Hoping that you have a great birthday bash! And even it if is just a quiet evening at home, hope it's everything you wish for.

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Your children are the most important legacy you leave behind #36 that's the one that strikes with me! Happy Birthday Teresha!

Suburban Style Challenge said...

Happy birthday! Some wonderful lessons, thanks for sharing! Many of them are similar to some I've learned, which I'm sure isn't all that surprising. "If the grass looks greener on the other side it's probably because their is a ton of sh!t under the surface" made me laugh out loud! It's so true!!

East9thStreet said...

Haha, sugar IS a drug! Have a wonderful birthday and I just have to say, you have a beautiful smile! Living those life lessons works well for you. :)

Catherine L. said...

Great list, especially #8! Happy Birthday!

Maureensk said...

Happy Birthday! #2 is the theme that is starting t run through my life right now. My skin is starting to pay for my growing in San Diego, before people used sunscreen much, and it ain't pretty.

Quiana said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday! What a great list of wisdom. Firm believer in #36 and I say it time and time again: thinking back over everything I've done I'm most proud of my daughter!

Cinny said...

Wonderful list and all the best for the years to come. Happy Birthday!
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Aeryn Lynne said...

Looks like you did well studying!! Have a wonderfully Happy Birthday, Teresha!

Two Little Cavaliers said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!!

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