What I learned in August was more than I can remember, that much I know. I’ve decided to start writing things down as they happen so nothing (or at least not as much) gets left out.
I learned that worry doesn’t get you anywhere; it just releases cortisol and adds wrinkles and insomnia and makes us go for poor food choices. And all those things lead to another set of worries….
You cannot always trust the people you have loved. I made that discovery a few years ago but then that fact came back and slammed me in the face with my husband. Disappointment can really suck.
We don’t need to label ourselves as idiots because we’ve not seen things coming directly at us. Being blind-sided happens to the smartest of people.
Good friends are hard to beat in the game of life. Especially the ones who help you move and listen and offer rides to the ED or to the doctor. They should never be taken for granted, but rather valued for what they are: lifesavers and more.
There are also those good friends who would if they could but they live on the East Coast or in the PNW. True treasures.
My children have helped me in so many ways; they are saints-in that way. I already knew this, but had to say it again.
I need to follow the pre-diabetes diet; it is me who is in charge of my health.
Being open to hearing and listening quietly brings in a wealth of creativity and good.
Money is one of the biggest of motivators; I’ve tested it out this month and it’s true.
Having something to look forward to should be on everyone’s agenda. It makes for a better day or week or season.
A person can read a book in a week, sometimes two. It’s much easier than you think if you stay home and keep the TV and phone and laptop turned off.
Things can turn out much, much better than you think they can. Sometimes it just takes a while to realize that.
Time heals in miraculous ways; you just have to trust it.
Some bonds are never broken, no matter how much time has passed between two people.
There are loves that never die, no matter how long ago you met a person or stopped dating them. (And I don’t mean my husband).
Patience is a virtue I continue to lust after; sometimes I get pretty close.
Imagining, writing, dreaming and praying about things can make them come true. There’s nothing better than the realization you are on the right path.
Any place can be made to be beautiful.
Pacts with people bring us closer together.
One of the greatest things you can give anyone is your time and your ear.
You never know what the future holds; it’s best to live life to the fullest every single day.
Those who take the greatest risks reap the greatest rewards.