- Tell the truth. You may get in trouble, but at least you'll have a clear conscience. This is the first memorable life lesson I ever learned, and my parents were absolutely right.
- Be careful who you trust. Sad, but true. I'm a little bit naive, and this is one I've had to learn over and over again.
- When all is said and done, all you've got left is your family. One of my grandma's famous idioms. She knew what she was talking about.
- Miserable people want others to join them in their misery. If they get you down, you'll start making others miserable. I refuse to join in.
- There's nothing better than the complete, adoring love of a child. I'm going to soak it all up now, because I'm terrified for the day that he finds out I'm not as wonderful as he thought.
- Nobody's perfect. A little bit trite, but oh, so true. I never have been, I never will be, and I will definitely not pretend to be perfect. So if you're in search of perfection, I urge you to run quickly in the opposite direction from here.
- Know when to keep your mouth shut. Another lesson I will probably never learn.
These are some of the most basic things I've learned in this life of mine. There are plenty more nuggets of wisdom where that came from, but I'll spare you for a bit. :) This blog is kind of my respite. A pretty place, all for myself (and for you, too!) But I think every now and then, a good dose of reality is healthy. So thanks for hanging in there with me. Now I have to ask, what do you do when someone hurts you?