Editor's Note - September 2007
Author: Maggie Washo
Do you ever have days when you think you know everything and the very next day you realize you still have so much to learn? It has been one of those months for me. It has sort of gotten me thinking about all the things I have learned at the ripe old age of thirty-one. I’ll share a few with you now. Perhaps I can save you the trouble of learning the hard way.
1. I don’t know everything. (I just pretend I do!)
2. There is never a reason to shout at anyone (unless they are in imminent danger).
3. Never go to bed angry (you’ll have bad dreams).
4. You make time for the things and people that are most important to you. (Remember this one.)
5. You can’t please everyone all of the time (but you can be diplomatic in all situations).
6. When a problem seems too difficult to handle, it’s okay to sleep on it. (Or in the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “I can’t think about that right now. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”)
7. Have an open mind (but not so open that your brain falls out).
8. Oxy Clean is a must-have in any household (as seen on TV).
9. If it is to be, it’s up to me! (Thank you, Carr!)
10. Dating is like a driving. If you slow down when you see a yellow light, you don’t have to slam on your brakes when it turns red.
11. You have to know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em. (This sentiment, as expressed by Kenny Rogers, is especially helpful when playing poker. But it applies in other areas of your life as well.)
I hoped you learned something.