22 Things for 22 Years
#1- Water is good for you.
#2- Be nice to people and treat them with respect. You don't know what their life is like, so don't assume you do.
#3- Black dress pants can anger you in two ways. First, they have an undying need to fade to gray, it's like they're in high-school and the gray crowd is the "in crowd" that they have just got to be in. Second, they're best friends with lint.
#4- Murphy called it; anything that can go wrong, probably will. Especially if you're already running late.
#5-Some of the most famous people in the world are famous not for all the things they've done right, but for their mistakes.
#6- There is absolutely no better ab workout than laughing really, really, really hard.
#7- No one thinks clowns are funny; it is mutually understood that they're terrifying.
#8- Everyone has a cross to bear. Some are bigger than others, but no one has one that is more than they can handle.
#9- I'm absolutely never going to like mushy carrots, peas, or cucumbers.
#10- No matter how bad of a day today has been, the world keeps spinning and tomorrow is always a new day.
#11- True friends are once in a lifetime. If a friendship fades, don't mourn it. Sometimes people come and go. Take it at what it was, move on.
#12- The things you do as a child are more telling than our parents realized. For example, I used to count and organize money. I also took great joy in tabulating bills, and figuring out how much change I should get back. (Yeah, okay, raise your hand if you're surprised.)
#13- When your mom tells you, "Don't do that, you're going to wish you hadn't later." She is always right.
#14- When you're fighting with someone ask yourself, "Will this argument matter in 5, hours, 5 days, 5 weeks, or 5 years?" If you can eventually answer, "No" try and move on.
#15- I will probably never out grow my affinity for boy-bands. "Baby when you finally get to love somebody, guess what, it's gonna be me" (If you can tell me who sings that without googling it, well... I'm sure we're already best friends.)
#16- Eventually we all turn into our parents.
#17- I have a paradoxical personality. I'm painfully shy and a drama queen. In other words, I don't want to bother you and interfere in your life, but if you wouldn't mind paying attention to me I'd greatly appreciate it.
#18- There's absolutely always an excuse that can be made, it doesn't mean you should always take it.
#19- I read a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert (Author of Eat, Pray, Love) where she suggested that the only things that people ever argued about were "whose in charge" and "God". Think about it, she has a point.
#20- Sometimes all it takes to turn a bad day around is smiling at nothing, and no one in particular.
#21- I'll let Bryan Adams say this one for me, "When you love someone - you'll sacrifice , you'd give it everything you got and, you won't think twice, you'd risk it all - no matter what may com, when you love someone."
#22- I've sat here for so long trying to figure out just how exactly to word #22. I guess what I want to say is that I've learned that sometimes you're going to meet really great people, and they'll only be part of your life for a short while. And I find its hard to accept that, and I've found that I think it's unfair. But I'm trying to learn that no matter how short the stay, the time spent with them is worth missing them later on. But to be honest, the five-year old girl in me is still saying, "What if they don't miss me too?"