As 2019 draws to a close, here, in no particular order and with the help of minds far wiser than mine, are lessons learned:
Be brave enough to suck at something new.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. John Steinbeck
If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.
Laughter is truly the best medicine.
Don’t forget to look up. Neil degrasse Tyson
There is always, always, always, something to be thankful for.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. Socrates
In whom much is given, much is required. Luke 12:48
We never stop looking. We’re all waiting for that moment – this belief that there will be no back to the wardrobe, that it goes all the way through. Leigh Bardugo
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Asked if you want to visit Croatia, the answer should always be yes.
You are never too old to make good friends.
Exercise makes you look better naked. So does alcohol. Your choice.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. Picasso
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Jerry Seinfeld
Family is anyone who you can’t imagine your life without. Jennifer Garner
Be joyful though you have considered all the facts. Wendell Berry
To move forward you have to give back. Oprah
A book is a heart that beats in the chest of another. Rebecca Solnnit
Some people come into your life as blessings. Some come as lessons. Mother Teresa
A great story never began with someone drinking water.
Some people believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. J.R.R. Tokien
If your cup is only half full, you probably need a different bra.
Home isn’t where we live. Home is where we love.
Reading can seriously damage your ignorance.
Sometimes the universe shows us the way even when we are not looking.
You aren’t wealthy until you have something that money can’t buy. Garth Brooks
I’ve found the key to happiness. Stay the hell away from assholes.
Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too. Bernie Taupin
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us. Anne Lamott
Happy 2020 all!