35 Things I’ve Learned Over 35 Birthdays

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  1. A person’s personal truth is perceptual.
  2. There is only ONE truth.
  3. Time cannot be managed. It waits for no one.
  4. Self-management is a must.
  5. Good friends are hard to come by.
  6. It really is easier said than done.
  7. Children change you. (Well, they should.)
  8. Love is a choice.
  9. Closed mouths don’t get fed.
  10. A steel pot is the backwoods name for turtle.
  11. Parents are not perfect but their love for their children is.
  12. Actions are not always heart-driven.
  13. Double-mindedness occurs when there is no commitment.
  14. True friends value your success.
  15. Enemies will pretend to be your friend to draw you into their misery.
  16. Every achievement and failure requires some sort of consistency.
  17. Life becomes more precious with age.
  18. Children pay attention to what you do, how you do it, and what you say about it.
  19. God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
  20. Nothing compares to awesome.
  21. Everyone has a story. So listen.
  22. You can brush and floss three times a day and still get cavities.
  23. Fear is the opposite of faith.
  24. When knowledge is not applied it is simply worthless information.
  25. In life there are no do overs, only second chances.
  26. You have to stop talking to participate in a conversation; it allows you to hear the other person speak.
  27. You reap way more than what you sow. Plant something and see what happens.
  28. Jesus is real. So is the devil.
  29. If you don’t value yourself, no one else will.
  30. A person’s talent really will make room for them.
  31. Children should be protected and loved.
  32. Being a help-meet is not a demeaning role; its a necessary one. How much can you really accomplish alone?
  33. Forgiveness benefits you.
  34. No matter how you cook it, I really don’t like chicken.
  35. Sock monsters really do exist.

Can you think of anything else I should know? What about some things you’ve learned? Please leave a comment.

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Makasha Dorsey is an award-winning author, motivational speaker and public relations professional. Her personal essay Diary of an Aspie Mom is included in The Motherhood Diaries (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster). She blogs about being a writer, mother, wife, woman and Christian over at a wife in progress and has written for Absolute Write, The Midwest Book Review, Snaps1000Words, The Daily Times Leader, and ModVive Magazine. You can purchase a copy of her book First Family Secrets on Amazon.com.

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