Life: It Isn’t Always Sugar Candy
I’m a lover of lists, and in recent travels, I’ve been more contemplative and observant of myself and those around me. I’ve discovered much, and life isn’t always all sugar candy, but sometimes it’s just that. If my list adds even miniscule value to someone somewhere, then my efforts are greatly rewarded.
1. The dynamic between my daughter and I is changing–I’m beginning to need her more and she needs me less.
2. Complacency is not interchangeable with happiness.
3. When I had a lot of money, I had no time to enjoy spending it. Now that I have less, I relish every adventure.
4. Raging against the atrocities of the world leads to nothing but ulcers and heartache.
5. No matter how great your intentions are, there is someone waiting to undermine them.
6. Most excellent advice is unheeded no matter what you say, how loudly you say it, or how much you believe in it.
7. Family isn’t only who you share blood with, and you’re blessed if you find one person in your life to adopt.
8. Sometimes the sheep wears wolf clothing.
9. Some dreams have no significance, but some nightmares can be real.
10. Don’t turn a blind eye to situations of abuse. That’s not being nosy–that’s being a potential lifeline.
11. Jealousy is more dangerous than any shade of emotion; avoid at all costs.
12. Life is your personal garden–pull the weeds, plant the best seeds and foster growth. Prune often.
13. Be careful whose hands you crush on the ladder on your way to the top; those same hands will give you the finger on the way back down.
14. Any wisdom I’ve learned in life is the by-product of senior rants. Don’t ignore your elders.
15. Even Bobby Flay is no match for grandma’s cooking.
16. You can’t wrap your babies in bubblewrap to protect them from the world, but you can provide plenty of insulation.
17. People waste more tears on movie endings than they do on real life.
19. You can’t take a single thing with you when you can go, but you will leave memories. Decide how you want to be remembered.
20. Life is unfair to every team, but there are only level playing fields in Heaven.
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