Happy Birthday To Me

This is it. I am 50. For the last 50 days, I have shared some of the things I have learned. I hope some of those, or even just one, resonated with you. That would be a nice thing to know. Today I will recap my lessons and give you my last nugget of wisdom. Then I am off to celebrate my life- where I have been and the adventures that await.

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Let me remind you of my 50 lessons. No, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Moisturizer is your friend…but being happy is better.

Mental Illness is a very real thing….but being a little crazy is a good thing.

Marriage is lovely……….but being happy is more important.

Communication is key…..understanding your own feelings is more important.

Relationships are work…..but shouldn’t be hard work.

Ladies do not swear….we say fuck.

Everyone has the right to their opinion……but opinions are not all created equally.

For everything there is a season…..but seriously, just do it.

Be yourself…………I am a sexy beast.

Act your age….your mental age not physical.

Start doing what’s on your bucket list…..I prefer a fuck it list.

I love everyone…..I just don’t have to like everyone.

Always be nice ….until they suck the nice right out of you.

Be carefree…..but buy good shoes

Innocence is fleeting………but you can reclaim it.

They say time heals all wounds….grief doesn’t work like that.

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels….is a stupid saying.

Rain or shine, for better or worse….how about some more options?

Feelings are not facts…..but they can tell you where to start looking.

A watched pot never boils….which is bullshit but patience is important.

People don’t change….if that were true we would all be in diapers.

Love conquers all…..except stupidity.

Faith in God above all…..how about we start with faith in yourself.

The enemy is fear…..and ignorance.

Life is too short to drink shitty coffee.

Dance.

Learn how to bake 1 thing well.

Truth is what you make of it……….is wrong. Truth is truth and not up for speculation or combatted by a belief.

Challenge yourself to try something new every week.

Love is a choice.

You got to know when to fight and when to let it go and mostly, you let it go.

You are a force. Use it for good.

If in doubt, be nice.

Be better than that.

Use good butter.

Singing really loud can make a blah day great!

Niño que no llora, no mama (The baby that doesn’t cry doesn’t eat.)

Take care of yourself…. first.

Learn to say “no”……but say “yes” to things that scare you.

Stop complaining and have more sex!

You always do your best.

Go big or go home!

Play. Play some more.

Joy is a precious commodity…make a lot of it.

I want peace on earth.

Don’t settle….ever.

Say thank you at home….all the time.

Guilt is a useless feeling.

Being perfect doesn’t mean what you think it means.

And my final nugget of wisdom is this-

Be present- this is where all the good feelings live.

Embrace the moments and cherish the laughs and giggles and snuggles and kisses and hugs. Everything else pales in comparison to those moments.

When you stay present, each second can be an eternity. Every day, take the time to stop what you are doing, tell your inner Nazi to quiet down for a second and just be. Take it all in. I promise you this will make you happier and saner than ever.

Thank you for letting me shares these tidbits with you. I can’t wait to see what I learn in the next 50 years.

Happy Birthday to me!

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