Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life lessons A to Z

Happy Wednesday, worldwideweb! As part of my birthday month, I thought I'd share an A to Z of some things I've learned along the way in life. Enjoy! And try not to be a dbag today, to yourself or anyone else.

A. Actions speak louder than words. Do what you say you're going to do.
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B. Don't think so much. Just be. This is my favorite quote from the fabulous novel Ordinary People.

C. Comparison is the thief of joy. Appreciate what you have, don't worry about anyone else or what they have.

D. Don't drink and drive, and don't be an asshole drunk.

E. Excuses are lame.

F. Facebook is not a therapy office, nor is it a place to air dirty laundry. It's a social network. The End.

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G. Graciously accept aging - some people don't have the privilege of growing old.

H. Honesty is the best policy.

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I. If you don't love yourself, nothing else matters.

J. Jail is bad, so don't do anything that might land you there if you get caught, mm'kay?

K. Karma doesn't have a statute of limitations. Treat others how you want to be treated.
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L. Laughter cures most things. So do loving and loyal friends.

M. Manage your expectations of others and of situations and you will be happier overall and less bitter about things you never had any control over anyway.

N. NO DRAMA - don't create it and don't participate in it. It's like Beetlejuice. Don't even say it.

O. Own up to your part in things and take responsibility.

P. Play the best hand you can with the cards you've been dealt.

Q. Quit blaming other people for what's in your life. Whatever is there is there until you choose to get rid of it.

R. Race the sun - have productive and full days. You'll sleep better at night.

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S. Stand up for what's right, especially when nobody else will.

T. Take vacations, enjoy every day, and have fun.

U. Use correct spelling and grammar.
No lie, I was fortunate enough to be behind this guy this very morning. Please sir, the're killing me.

V. Vote. It's a privilege many people in the world don't have, and one of your freedoms that many soldiers died to protect. The least you could do is inform yourself about candidates and issues and pull the lever.

W. The world doesn't owe you anything, so check your sense of entitlement at the door. If you want something, you have to work for it.

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X. eXtremists are bad news and tend to ruin things.

Y. You can't control what other people do or say, but you can control your reaction to it.

Z. Zen states are good.

Sayonara, amigos.



  1. Perfect, as usual!!! In addition, do not do TEXT
    or READ YOUR PHONE while driving or have drugs in your system---GEEEZE!!!!
    So much good advice from A to Z. Finished Darryl Hammond's book in a few hours. He was tormented for years "by the cards he had been dealt" unbelieveable- Godspeed to him to stay in recovery. Just amazing what people have overcome and are able to function so well!
    Carpe diem- it is a beautiful one!]
    Your ever-loving MOMMA!

  2. Quite possibly my favorite post yet.

  3. While I agree with all of them, the one that stands out the most is the poor grammar. I died looking at that picture. Happy Birthday month!

  4. Great blog especially love the aging point. LW

  5. Love love this blog!

  6. Why did you shrink some of the text!?

    <span style="color: black; font-size: small;">Own up to your part in things and take responsibility.Use correct spelling and grammar. eXtremists are bad news and tend to ruin things. Zen states are good.</span>


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