1. You are ultimately in control over whether or not you are happy.
2. People will always judge you no matter what you do, so don’t let that impact your decision one way or the other.
3. Do on to others as you would have them do on to you.
4. Believe in yourself.
5. Look for opportunities and go after them.
6. Love isn’t about finding the perfect person, it’s about finding someone you can grow with.
7. Having manners and being polite will get you far in life.
8. Dream big.
9. Reading celebrity gossip is ok if I balance that with listening to NPR and reading online news sources.
10. You really can love to run.
11. Watching my kids grow and learn gives me ultimate pleasure and happiness.
12. All things in moderation.
13. You can keep falling in love with your significant other.
14. Tropical vacations are all they are cracked up to be.
15. A la Mary Grace, getting a cleaning service bi-weekly is amazing!
16. Having a job you can be passionate about is key.
17. Working makes me a better mom.
18. Getting compliments never gets old.
19. Having kids is hard work.
20. Going out to dinner is still exciting.
21. The Internet is amazing and I’m so glad I now have google at my fingertips!
22. My family loves me most.
23. Friends are important.
24. Change doesn’t have to be scary.
25. Taking a picture doesn’t capture the memory so live in the moment.
26. I owe my children more than I owe myself.
27. Take it one day at a time.
28. You can pretty much find humor in most things.
29. Crappy things happen, it is important to have good friends and family.
30. College was an amazing time!