Saturday, September 15, 2012

Things I Know

Things I know :)

  1.  Being easily offended is a waste of your time and energy. Pick your battles and let go of the rest.
  2. Being a parent is not easy and not always fun. Look forward to the times it is, but never be disappointed when when it is not. 
  3. If you have no plan, you have no measurable results. Planning, even a little bit is worth the effort. 
  4.  Life sometimes really sucks. Accept it and move on.
  5. Getting stuck in the muck and mire of life is easy when you have on high heels of pride. 
  6. If on your way to drop someone off for work in the morning, and your kids start fighting enough that you really do have to pull the car over, nothing you have on will match and you may even be barefoot. It will also be rush hour. 
  7. Being a mom of an ADHD kid is not something anyone understands unless they either see it on a regular basis or have a kid with ADHD of their own. 
  8. Same as number 7 on being the parent of a chronically ill and in pain child. 
  9. It is always fun and games until someone gets hurt. 
  10. "Because I did not know how" is a really good reason to learn a new skill.
  11. Being right all the time means you are not challenging yourself or taking enough risks.
  12. Having a calendar and a to do list is worth the effort.
  13. You can't eat an entire elephant all at once.  If you are overwhelmed, you need to start taking little bites instead of staring at the elephant and giving up before you start.
  14. It doesn't matter if people think you are dumb for flying like an airplane through the parking lot of Wal-Mart.  
  15. You should never offer an opinion on the character of anyone without first gaining their permission.  If you can't ask them if you can share this, then you don't know them well enough to give a good assessment.
  16. You should always apologize if you are wrong or if you spoke out of turn - even if you were right. 
  17. No one cares why you did the wrong thing, they just want you to take responsibility for it and do what you need to do to correct the wrong.
  18. If you say you are going to pray for someone, do it. Otherwise, don't say anything at all. People count on your prayers!
  19. Sometimes a piece of chocolate, a cup of coffee, a hot bath and a good book are all you need.
  20. No one likes you if you are crabby.  Get enough sleep.
  21. Over thinking and over analyzing things tend to create more problems than necessary.
  22. Kids always have the most destructive, negative energy the hour or two before dinner.
  23. The kids will be quiet and get along well with each other - until the phone rings.
  24. It is easier to follow a budget when you have less discretionary income.
  25. Contentment is a choice you make.
What are somethings you know?
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