10. There is no need to beat myself up about anything if I’m doing the best that I can.
9. I should never, ever stop learning. There is still far too much to learn.
8. I am the #1 advocate for my children and should never be intimidated to advocate for them; it’s my job.
7. If we keep our eyes and hearts open, an unexpected smile, a delightful conversation or a great lesson can be found at every turn.
6. Childhood only happens once for our kids, and they’ll be gone before we know it. Even if we’ve had a long day, we should teach them every single day how to be the kind of adults we hope they will be. And a lot of that is done by example.
4. If I don’t like something, figuring out how to change it instead of bitching about it makes a whole lot more sense.
3. It doesn’t do any good to worry about what I can’t control. Instead follow Dora’s advice in Finding Nemo: “Just Keep Swimming, just keep swimming….” It will work out, whatever it is. That was one smart fish.
2. Gratitude can make a hell of a difference in my life.
1. Life is short so I should not sweat the small stuff and instead focus on making a difference in this world, which feels crazy good.
I learned a lot more than this in 2012, but these were definitely some highlights. Thanks – as always – for being on this journey with me.
What are a few top things you learned this year?