January 3, 2013

20 Things I Learned in 2012.


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Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.

~ Helen Keller

2012 was a year of growth and change for me. I renewed my commitment to myself, my dreams, my family, my friends, my goals. I found myself, a new stronger version of myself. I will continue to remind myself daily:

1. A giant Southern family is a blessing not a curse.

2. Children laughing is one of the greatest sounds.

3. Community and friendships are necessary in life.

4. Love arrives when your soul is ready for it.

5. Creativity is joy.

6. Money does not bring happiness.

7. Falling in love with yourself is paramount.

8. Being active daily keeps illness in check.

9. Giving back brings more to your life than those you help.

10. You never stop learning and growing.

11. Yoga pants are the most comfortable thing to wear.

12. Being content in who you are today is the only way to change your future self.

13. Handstands are really hard.

14. Learning to say no is difficult but necessary.

15. Be present in the moment, don’t worry about tomorrow. Worry never solved anything.

16. People don’t need to be fixed. You can accept them with faults or disengage.

17. Arguing is a complete waste of energy. Communicate.

18. Smile every day.

19. Dancing is good for the spirit.

20. Life is a blessing. Live it, don’t just exist in it.


21. My children are the most amazing people, they are the greatest gift. I thank my former husband for them.


Ed: Lynn H.

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