In my last post I started a list of 30 life lessons from 30 years living. Today is part 2, with lessons 16-30.
- Being praised for something you think anyone could do might indicate that you have a gift. You might be more unique than you realize.
- Don’t take advantage of overly helpful friends and family. Give them the respect they deserve.
- Uplifting fellow women feels really good.
- Some people give up when something gets hard. Others give up when it starts being too easy.
- Most careers aren’t as cool as they sound; the jealousy isn’t worth it.
- You should have both modesty and confidence, but too much of either will make you annoying.
- Kindness may not be as helpful as brains in regards to career and monetary success, but it gives you inherent value and is worth the effort anyway.
- Protect children and animals at all cost. They don’t understand, so their fear is more intense.
- Spending a birthday or holiday on vacation doesn’t really make it that much better than a regular day on vacation (it can even be worse if things are closed). Spread out the fun instead.
- It doesn’t cost anything to give a genuine compliment.
- Find an exercise activity so fun that you forget you’re exercising.
- It’s better to be right quietly, than wrong loudly.
- Going to bed early is not a sin.
- Most people love to be asked questions about themselves and will appreciate you showing interest.
- Be proud of yourself.
Are you older than me? Any lessons you’d like to share that I haven’t gotten to yet?