I’ve just recently had a birthday, and that has caused me to become reflective.  As a result, I’ve decided to share some of the things I’ve learned along this journey that is my life. Here is a list of 46 things I’ve learned 1 for each year I’ve been on the north side of the dirt.  There is no particular order, just as they come to mind. Enjoy and feel free to share some of the things that you have learned along your journey.

1. Life is SHORT.

2. Live don’t exist.

3. Happiness is a choice, choose it.

4. Don’t dwell on your mistakes, keep moving.

5. If you love someone tell them, you may not get another chance.

6. Everyone you know is not your friend.

7. Wear your good bra and panties on Wednesday.

8. When people show you who they are believe them.

9. Be thankful for what you have, and work for what you want.

10. Listen when people talk to you.

11. Forgive.

12. Laugh until it hurts, often.

13. Spend quality time with your kids not money on them.

14. Be kind.

15. Be open to life, love and adventure.

16. Birthday cake, someone was born today. Right?

17. A smile is worth a thousand words.

19. Have GOOD sex, often.

20. Everyday is a good day, so use your “Good” stuff everyday.

21. Sit in the living room.

22. Be positive.

23. Slow down.

24. Go ahead, you are worth it.

25. All men are not dogs.

26. Treat the elderly like you want to be treated if you are lucky enough to become elderly.

27. Get involved.

28. Age really ain’t nothing but a number.

29. Since you have to wear them, make sure your shoes are cute.

30. When you fall down, get up.

31. Follow your heart, but allow your brain to draw the map.

32. Prepare for the worse, and expect the best.

33. If you always go right you will never get anywhere, go left sometimes.

34. Don’t wait for Monday, start today.

35. Your elders are your history, learn from them. The young are your future, teach them.

36. Leave 15 minutes early.

37. It’s ok to say no without a reason.

38. Kiss long and slow.

39. Say yes, and go for it.

40. Mindset is everything.

41. Sometimes you have to love from afar.

42. Breath mints, use them and share them as needed.

43. Shit happens, flush it.

44. Call don’t text.

45. Love yourself unconditionally.

46. Live like you are dying.