Monday, December 31, 2012

Things I learned in 2012

I'm trying to think of life as a big lesson to be learned. 

Like God is constantly refining me...

like I am under construction.

Hence, the name of this blog.

Anyways....  here's a list of lessons I've learned over the past year:

  • VO5 Styling Creme when applied liberally to wet hair (especially in front) will make my hair look like a greasy mess....even though I washed it less than an hour prior.  Using this product again is ill-advised.

  • I can survive heartbreak.  And it's ok for me to occasionally get a wee bit weepy about it still.

  • Before spraying "hairspray" on my hair- after taking the time to curl it all perfectly- it is helpful to read the bottle of "straight smooth hair serum" before using it as hairspray.  Failure to do so will result in very very flat hair.

  • Knuckles and cheese graters don't mix.

  • I can get into this whole "girl thing."  And I can enjoy it.  :)

  • Forgiveness is something we need to do because God commands us to.  Regardless of whether they ask for it or not.

  • Apologizing is a sign of maturity, integrity, and good character. 

  • Sometimes you just need to let go of old friendships to make room for new ones.  Being sad makes you human, moving on makes you wonderful.

  • It is possible to survive natural childbirth - regardless of whether it was in my birth plan or not.

  • The United States of America has chosen that they would rather have socialist policies rather than personal liberties.  I need to learn how to deal with that.

  • I have not been told "I want what you have" since we started building the new side of the house.  Funny...everyone wanted what we had when we lived in a little sh*thole of a house, and didn't care what other people thought of it.  Apparently, contentment should be the new American dream.

  • Some people are part of the problem, others are part of the solution.  It's important to figure out who is in which category quickly.

  • Respect needs to be earned.

  • Sometimes (oftentimes) the amount of generosity from others will still astound me.

  • Politicians lie.

  • There is spiritual warfare going on right now.  And if you're someone I love, be prepared to hear about how much God loves you - regardless of whether you want to hear it or not.  The fact of the matter is, if I love you, I want to see you in Heaven.  It would be more rude and hateful for me NOT to tell you about God's love for you.

  • Shellac manicures make me feel pretty.

  • Parts of my personality (ooohhhh, like my out-spoken-ness) often considered my worst trait can be something that others love about me.  I love those people.

  • I am blessed.

1 comment:

Big Fat Gini said...

Definitely a ton of lessons worth learning in there! Happy 2013, friend! Hoping for lots of good things for you and your sweet family!