42 lessons I learned in 42 years on this planet

As I celebrate my new year on this planet I thought of a few lessons I have learned along the way:

  1. “Endorphins make you happy and happy people don’t kill their husbands, they just don’t” –Legally Blonde
  2. Where words fail, music speaks
  3. When you’re 12…..25 seems WAY old. It’s all about perspective, get some!
  4. Be thankful in everything. The good, the bad and the ugly. If you can figure out how to do this, you will be happy.
  5. You can’t buy happiness but you can buy wine and that is kinda the same thing.
  6. True Friends make everything better
  7. God is great, beer is good and people are crazy
  8. You should take time in your life to see things through a child’s eyes
  9. Family is where you belong. Whether by blood or bond
  10. The beach is my happy place.
  11. No! is a complete sentence
  12. Do You.
  13. French fries ROCK!
  14. You spend money on what you value.
  15. Drink LOTS of water. Helps with skin, diet, exercise, sore muscles, almost everything!
  16. You remember all the words to songs you grew up listening to….Livin On A Prayer – Bon Jovi. I still know every single word.
  17. Nat Lite should only be consumed by college students cuz it’s some nasty, cheap crap.
  18. Good teachers still have impact on you as an adult.
  19. People rarely do what they say they’re going to do. From the President in campaign speeches to your closest associates.
  20. I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them Sam I am.
  21. Best fiction book I have read to date: A Land Remembered – Patrick Smith
  22. Best Non-fiction book I have read: Think and Grow Rich
  23. When you compete in a triathlon or anything in life, the hardest part is also the shortest part. The SWIM.
  24. We are the masters of our fate. We can choose to give that job to someone else but it’s still our choice.
  25. Don’t compare your blooper reel to someone else’s highlight reel.
  26. You will struggle in this life. No one gets a pass on that.
  27. Learning a 2nd language is hard.
  28. Worrying won’t stop the bad from happening, it will stop you from enjoying the good.
  29. High heels are evil…..I mean they look good but kill the feet!
  30. Having children is a spiritual experience. Never been in so much pain while experiencing so much joy!
  31. Kindness changes lives. It can sometimes only take 5 seconds out of your day but it can make a world of difference to the person to whom you showed kindess.
  32. We are overmedicated in this country! eat better, drink more water and seek holistic alternatives to what ails you.
  33. Crock pot meals are the best! Easy and dinner is ready when you get homeJ
  34. Reading makes you smarter.
  35. Every day can relate to a Seinfeld Episode
  36. You have to fight gravity – it’s called exercise
  37. The first few sips of coffee in the morning bring you back to the land of the living
  38. Teenagers are brutal!
  39. We are born to be awesome, not perfect!
  40. Good sex with the right person sets the world to right.
  41. If you are going to dream you should dream BIG!
  42. Life is tough but so are you!