Sunday, August 8, 2010

...A Learner.

Here are some things I have learned either through life experiences, touching moments, or people around me:
  • Don't be so quick to grow up. Childhood only lasts so long. Savor it and revert back to it whenever possible.
  • Sleep is necessary for a fully functional body, but don't base your life around it. You'll be so worried about bedtimes that you will forget to live. Don't chase the Sandman. Let him come to you.
  • Buy the dress; it looks great on you.
  • Say "I love you," and say it often - but only if you mean it.
  • Just a simple smile can really brighten up someone's day. Try it sometime.
  • Money is not necessary for happiness. Take me for example; I have nothing, and yet I have everything.
  • Never take for granted a good education. You'll be glad you have it someday.
  • Learn random useless facts when possible. They keep the mind fresh.
  • If you're dating someone, lay with them often. Hold them. Touch their skin. And for God's sake, put down your cell phone. A wise person once told me that when you're so close to that special someone, nothing else matters... and he was right. When I'm with him, suddenly technology isn't important and all train of thought is lost and refocused on his touch. Feel that. Appreciate it.
  • Don't be ashamed of anything, no matter what. Everyone has a naughty side. Be proud.
  • Avoid at all costs doing anything you don't enjoy. Try to find fun in everything.
  • Drink a lot of water. You'll be healthier, have more energy, and feel better in general.
  • Ladies - keep track of your period as soon as it starts to become regular. Save yourself the hassle later.
  • Be goofy in public. So what if people in the grocery store think you're straight out of the psych ward? You will never see these people again. Have fun.
  • If you ever work at a fast food restaurant, leave your wallet at home so you don't buy their food every day. Your body will thank you when all your coworkers gain 50 pounds and you don't.
  • Hug your mother. She brought you into this world. Cherish her life like your own. Hug your father. He also contributed to every breathe that you take.
  • See the world. The reason you have money is to spend it. You can't take it with you when you die. So spend it seeing parts of the world that will stay in your Memory Bank forever.
  • Don't fear death. It's inevitable. Fearing it keeps you from living.
  • Say "thank you" for everything. Even if things hurt, they help you. If it doesn't kill you, then it must be good for you.
  • Be comfortable in your own skin.
  • Read Cosmo. Trust me.
  • Have a dreamcatcher. But don't buy it... have it made for you.
  • See the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas". You'll thank me.
  • Don't wear makeup if you can help it. If you do, keep it minimal.
  • Your iPod should have a special playlist full of songs that help you sleep.
  • Quit smoking. Your body will rejoice in your willpower. This was the best decision I ever made.
  • Stop being so damn scared to fall in love. It's the best feeling in the world.
  • Never regret anything that once made you smile. Because at one point, it was everything you wanted. Never, ever, EVER regret a single happy moment, no matter how much it hurts later.
  • Hug a soldier. He risks his life for you.
  • The books are always better than the movies.
More to come.... and now, bedtime. Thanks for checking in on this edition of A Day In The Life. It was the most fun to write so far. Goodnight, bloggers. Sleep tight.

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