Sunday, January 3, 2010

What I've Learned in 2009

Happy New Year! I don't tend to make New Year's resolutions or get all sappy or reflective at the start of a new year. Instead I just try to live life fully every day so that I don't get to the end of a year and have regrets. In doing this, I've learned some pretty valuable things this year. Such as:
1. That family trumps all
2. That friends who value the same things as me are worth their weight in gold
3. How to fall more in love with my husband every day in light of him being an amazing father
4. That perfection is overrated
5. That all things happen in their own time; patience is a virtue
6. That being licked (kissed) all over the face by my child brings me joy
7. That health is far too often taken for granted
8. That good neighbors are irreplaceable
9. That people who are different deserve my respect
10. That my house can be messy and remain that way
11. That taking time out of my day for a phone call with someone is more important than my schedule
12. That my mom is an amazing woman
13. That tears at any time for any reason are ok
14. That tenderness, compassion, and kindness are the things we should value and praise in our children rather than their accomplishments
15. That the joy of the Lord cannot be replaced by any earthly thing