Ever inspire yourself? I inspired myself by yesterday’s post to lay out the 33 things I have learned over the last 33 years of my life. So…in honor of my now being 33…here they are…in no particular order:
1 – Love is more important than money…and everything else in life.
2 – Having kids is stressful.
3 – having kids is the coolest thing ever.
4 – My wife is better than me…no matter how much I tell myself otherwise.
5 – I don’t deserve a fraction of what I have.
6 – Pegging my pant-legs in the 80’s was not fashionable.
7 – I should have, like, paid more attention in, like, English class.
8 – Your true love is rarely ever found in 5th grade.
9 – She is rarely found in 6th, 8th, 10th, or 11th grade either.
10 – Honesty truly is the best policy.
11 – A messy house is a sign of happy kids…and lazy parents.
12 – Old cars are better than new…they have character.
13 – Don’t tell God no…He will rub it in your face later.
14 – Money is not the root of evil…loving it is.
15 – Generosity is critical to my relationship with God.
16 – There are more followers in this world than leaders.
17 – Being married does not make you a husband…loving her does.
18 – When you have kids your birthday really doesn’t mean much anymore.
19 – To a 5 year old…33 is really old.
20 – To a 55 year old…33 is really young.
21 – I like to hang out with 55 year olds.
22 – My parents taught me a lot…without saying a word.
23 – Kids will repeat everything…EVERYTHING!
24 – My daughter will be smarter than me when she is 10.
25 – Okay…she may be smarter than me now.
26 – God has huge plans for me…but I keep getting in the way.
27 – Jesus died for me when I did not deserve it…and I still don’t.
28 – Knowing who God is…is very different than knowing God.
29 – I hate changing diapers.
30 – Without my wife…my diet would consist of PB&J and popcorn.
31 – I never know myself better than when I put others first.
32 – It is hard to think of 33 things I learned.
33 – I need to pay more attention…and learn more.