There is nothing new or original in this list that someone hasn't said more eloquently or succinctly than me. I still wanted to make sure my kids were clear on all of it.
The point of cotton
candy is to make me joyful. There is no other point. That's it. (Stop
reading motives into stuff. Sometimes it just is what it is.)
Diem means 'seize the day'. Make the most of every opportunity placed
in front of you. (Really it means always go for it.)
If it's a "once in a lifetime experience" your only answer is "yes" and/or "what time?"and maybe "what shoes should I wear?"
Sometimes the only acceptable response is "yes, ma'am". (Usually said with your eyes diverted to the ground for safety reasons.)
tempted to lie about something silly remember that will be the only
thing people remember when it's time to tell the truth about something
If you don't feel slightly ridiculous doing it, you probably aren't all in.
If you aren't all in, what is the point?
If you aren't all in, you look ridiculous. (It's a vicious cycle that way.)
No one cares what your hair looks like. Really. No one. Stop touching it.
Try it. You might like it. (And if you don't, you make a mental note for next time. And warn your friends.)
that is what you look like in that selfie. It's you. You always look
like that. We like you either way. Stop stressing about it.
If you never ask the question, the answer is automatically by default a resounding 'no'.
Always weigh the consequences of impulsive behavior. (Then 9 times out of 10 I suggest that you let it rip.)
Do not compound your problems. One mistake is enough at one time.
Sometimes it really is who you know.
When confronted with two paths, choose YOUR path. (Then don't moan or gloat about it either way.)
It's okay to stay home once in awhile. Just don't sleep more than you adventure.
Balance is the key. You can eat dessert, you just can't eat ALL of the desserts ALL of the time.
People are going to talk about you either way. Make it something memorable.
don't want to get to the end of my life and people say, "She was a good
cook and kept a clean house." I want them to say, "Man, I never laughed
so hard in my whole life than when she...." And when asked about my
housekeeping or wifey skills I hope people snort and say, "Are you
kidding me?" Followed by, "Who let you in?"
I want my children to know that it's okay. I'll love you either way. Regardless. Always. No matter what.
There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. Nothing. Same with the love of your mom.
I don't really care what you think. If God and The Husband are cool, there's nothing else to discuss.
I hope my life reflects all of me, not just the plastic, airbrushed parts. The good, bad, and the ugly make me well-rounded.
If you don't laugh, really belly laugh, every couple of days you need new friends and new activities. Post haste.
Don't save "stuff" for "someday". You aren't promised tomorrow.
If you never get out of your comfort zone it becomes a stagnant zone. And everyone knows stagnant stinks and has mosquitoes.
will laugh inappropriately at a moment's notice. You'll either laugh
too or quit hanging around me. Either way it works out for me.
we want to see the dessert menu?' is the stupidest question ever asked
(proving definitively that there ARE stupid questions).