Monday, June 10, 2013

the big 3-0.


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I turn 30 on Wednesday...30.?!? I'm having a really tough time with it...naahhhh I'm just kiddin'...I love birthdays!Yours, mine, it doesn't matter...So here is to another year of this gift called life that God has blessed me with.

...and here are just a few life lessons I have learned along the way

Be kind. Always be kind. God's love never fails. Prayer is powerful and necessary. The book is always better than the movie. Hurting people hurt. Never eat dessert alone.  If you want good friends, you need to be a good friend. You are the company you keep; choose wisely. Pick your spouse with thought, and with prayer, and you will not regret it...I promise. Marriage is a lovely thing and children are a huge blessing. If you wait until you "ready" to have babies you will be waiting forever. Never ask someone when they are going to have children, you never know how painful that question can be. Pick your battles. Anything done with, or for children is never a bad thing ... or a waste of time. Always say I love you. Carpe diem. Be brave. Say I'm sorry and thank you . Kitchens are made for good music, dancing, and cookin'. Holding a freshly bathed sleeping baby might be one of the best feelings in the world. Show grace you might be the only bible people read. Don't lie, people deserve a chance at hearing the truth. Cherish those you love, you never know what tomorrow will bring. Collect moments and memories not things. 

so tell me what lessons have you learned? 


12 comments:

Leah said...

aww happy early birthday friend! those are some great lessons. i agree with it all. pray, love and forgive.

17 Perth said...

HAPPY HAPPY Birthday to you! (I just sang that to you btw, lol.) And I absolutely LOVED reading all you learned. How true it all is...thank you for posting! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and have lots of sweets!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Week!!! Those are some good lessons.

kayla rotola said...

Happy Birthday week!! Hope you celebrate all week long!! And thanks for sharing all those great lessons. : )

Kerry @ Made For Real said...

Oh my goodness, I feel like I'm literally ten yrs older than EVERYBODY!!! Happy day 2 u!!

Bekah @Lemons & Snickers said...

never stop trying to be a kinder person, and don't carry today's sorrows into tomorrow.

Happy Birthday dear, sweet friend!! I pray you have a day as lovely and wonderful as you!

Karen said...

Beautiful lessons and Happy early Birthday!!

Care said...

Haha I didn't think you would be one to be "down and out" about 30 then bam! Joy again:) I knew it! What awsome heart felt words! Just made me happy to be alive!:)

Katie said...

happy almost birthday!! love that list. i've learned the one about asking people when they'll have kids - you never know what they are going through. i think i've learned a lot about having compassion on others this year!

Alexa said...

Great lessons! And 30 is not so bad as it happens. I'm 32 (gasp!), but seriously...I'm really loving my thirties! :)

Susan Liberatore said...

Tomorrow!? Eeeek! Happy early Birthday!
I had a really tough time with 30 if I'm being honest. Happy to read that you are far more adjusted than I was.

I have learned many things but foremost, life is short. Buy the shoes! Take the trip! And oh, work will always be there. Childhood is fleeting.

xo

Trina said...

Ah, happy birthday! Love these lessons. My hubs made "rules" for Brylee--he's given her 5 so far because she's 5. I think I might give myself some too :)