Wednesday, December 4, 2013

She is Just A Girl and she is On Fire

I was laying in bed last night, already snoring away, thinking about my 25th year and how fast it has flown by. As I add more years, the days move along quicker and quicker. Why is that? We don't necessarily get busier. We don't shorten the weeks and turn forward our clocks each day. My guess is we don't stop to enjoy the moment we're in enough, so life speeds on by and another year we grow older. Truth be told, 25 has been a great year for me. Harms and bad things happen but as I  write this; non of those is ringing loud in my memory. 25 has been beautiful for reasons I've held onto in the quiet of my mind.

 So here I am today living the last days of 25 feeling beautiful inside and out. Above all I am so grateful to the Almighty God ,Family and the gift of wonderful friends.They make life so meaningful and worthwhile. 

I am turning 26 next Tuesday..

Here is a list of 26 life lessons I have learned thus far at the age of 25.  I pass this list on to you with the simple hope that it makes you think.  Sometimes thinking about your life and sorting out what you have learned is just as important as tackling a new venture.
  1. Being an adult can be fun when you are acting like a child.
  2. Love has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with time, trust, and interest.
  3. Laughing, crying, joy and anger… All are a vital.  All make us human.
  4. The greatest truths in life are uncovered with simple, steady awareness.
  5. Greed will bury even the lucky eventually.
  6. Bad things do happen to good people.
  7. Paving your own road is intelligent only if nobody has gone exactly where you are going.
  8. Uncertainty is caused by a lack of knowledge.  Hesitation is the product of fear.
  9. Time heals all wounds… regardless of how you feel right now.
  10. Most of the time what you are looking for is right in front of you.
  11. Your health is your life.
  12. Chance is a gift, so act on chance when given the opportunity.
  13. Kindness and hard work will take you further than intelligence.
  14. People deserve a second chance, but not a third.
  15. Marry your best friend.
  16. Take lots of pictures.  Someday you’ll be really glad you did.
  17. Money makes life easier only when the money is yours free and clear.
  18. Carelessness is the root of failure
  19. Your actions now create memories you will reminisce and talk about in your elder years.
  20. Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now.
  21. Motivation comes in short bursts.  Act while it’s hot.
  22. Purposely ignoring the obvious is like walking backwards toward the enemy.
  23. Taking ownership of failure builds the foundation for success.
  24. First impressions are completely worthless 50% of the time.
  25. Personal glory lasts forever.
  26. If you never act, you will never know for sure.
 There are very few times I use this blog as a personal sounding board.


  1. Very smart and fun list. And you are so right, time goes by much faster the older I get. Some sort of space/time issues I think :)

  2. True that Rick...just thinking through this year makes me appreciate life so much. Life is beautiful if God is in the middle