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Life Lessons (things I learned the hard way)

I have decided to compile a list of some things I had to learn the hard way.

1) I was never meant to be a pro athlete. This was a lesson that I should have learned when I graduated high school at 5’3″ and weighing a whopping 95 pounds. Still, I believed I was tough enough to overcome. I was not. I got elbowed in the face in soccer, all the time. My face was right at elbow level, I guess. I could lay down a mean bunt in baseball, but that is only a surprise the first at bat.

2) Sometimes what you want is not what you need. This explains itself. If you need help understanding it, break it down into smaller pieces.

3) Pay Bills on time. I failed to understand the importance of this until just recently. Now that I need a loan on a house, all of those late Circuit City bills hurt. Luckily, my wife was much better at this than me. This leads me to number 4.

4) Break household responsibilities down into what you are good at. I obviously was not good at handling money. My wife handles that. I do the laundry. She cooks our meals (Thank God) and I take out the trash. Make the system work for you. Do not be too proud to relinquish responsibilities.

5) Make fun of yourself. There is nothing more frustrating than someone who takes themselves too seriously.

6) Learn how to watch movies WITHOUT talking. Have you ever watched a movie with someone who simply could not stop talking? Hate it. I don’t care if I have seen the movie 412 times; respect the silence.

7) Make your own lasagna. Boxed lasagna just doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing.

8) Sing and Dance. It doesn’t matter if it is in your car or shower; rather in your living room or in the streets. Your life will be better if you sing and dance.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in From the Desk of the Author

 

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