Birthdays - A Time for Reflection

Since it’s my birthday this week, I thought it would be nice to reflect on what I’ve learned over the years, but mainly just the last few, and share them with you.

  • Life’s too short to allow people to treat you poorly. Stand up for yourself with loving kindness and you will be treated with respect.

  • We are bound to make mistakes, it’s what and how we choose to learn from them that matters the most.

  • Balance isn’t about figuring out how to juggle everything better.  It’s about creating a space you can thrive in, and by thrive I mean enjoy the journey towards success.

  • If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

  • Social media isn’t connecting us, it’s making us lonely.  It’s so much better for our souls, our hearts, and our minds, to pick up the phone and call a friend, or even text a friend, better yet GO SEE a friend (or family).

  • If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.

  • The quality of your life truly reflects the quality of your relationships.  Invest in good quality, and good quality will invest in you.

  • Dogs make wonderful calming companions.

  • Husbands don’t read minds, they need you to communicate what you’re thinking.

  • Don’t delay, go to the doctor.

  • It’s okay to ask for help.

  • Kids don’t care about gifts.  They care about the time you spend with them and if you’re looking at them in the eye or listening when they talk.

  • If we are bound to make mistakes, we must recognize that others can make mistakes too, and extend a little grace, and when needed forgiveness.

  • Forgiving others does more for your own heart than it does for the person that wronged you.

  •  It’s time society reconnected with nature.

  • Spewing your politics on social media doesn’t change a darn thing.  If you want to make change you need to get involved.

  • Anxiety can be conquered.  You don’t have to live in a state of anxiousness. 

  • Real food has more power than most people realize.

  • If you have a hard time remembering things, write them down.

  • The energy you put out in the world, is inevitably the energy you will get in return. 

  • Making new friends as an adult can be a challenge, but it’s completely worth the effort, and you get back what you put in.

  • Late night snacking isn’t worth the poor sleep that follows.  Oh, and getting enough sleep can solve a variety of health issues.

  • Five minutes of meditation a day is enough to calm anxiety and train your brain to think differently.

  • Prayer is powerful.

  • It’s not always good to offer your advice unless someone has asked for it. Otherwise, it’s best just to be a sounding board and a really good active listener who asks lots of questions.

  • Always eat your birthday cake!

I’m still learning, even now. I feel like that’s what continues to propel me forward. The fact that I can recognize there is ALWAYS something new to learn and we just have to be open to learning it.