Everyday, I'm faced with the somewhat harsh truth that I don't know nearly as much as I think I do. Everyday, I realize the amount I have left to learn is startling compared to the amount I know. Or at least the amount I think I know.
Some lessons I learn over and over. Others I have been taught, often times the hard way. Regardless of how I have come upon these lessons, I am reminded the best way to approach this classroom we call life, is with a spirit of humbleness, mercy, and a little bit of grace.
God uses the moments that make up the day and the people that make those moments count to teach us, but more importantly, to love us. What I've learned along the way is a fraction of what I have left to learn, but nonetheless, they are invaluable and irreplaceable.
Silence is under appreciated
Deep breaths have the power to change things
Perspective is everything
Everyone is fighting a harder battle
Patience and a sense of humor are powerful ingredients
Not everyone is going to like you...and that's okay
A smile and a kind word will get you far
Dancing, no matter how badly, is good for the soul
Memories are meant to be made
Size does not determine victories
Books are magical
Productivity and relaxing are not enemies, but balancing acts
Life doesn't wait for you. Show up. Every. Single. Day.