Contrary to popular opinion, I didn’t learn everything I needed to know in kindergarten. What a pity if learning stops there. I have learned that I will never be finished learning. In fact, the more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. It’s important to have a teachable spirit and to embrace the wonder that begets learning. And by all means, beware of anyone who acts like they know it all.
Other things I’ve learned:
* Good relationships with family and friends are priceless.
* I can’t relive the past. There are few “do-overs.” I can only savor the good memories and heal life’s hurts and regrets—and then move forward.
* Many things I often deem to be important really aren’t.
* Gratitude helps keep life in perspective.
* Time is swift—except when I’m waiting.
* Projects always take longer to complete than anticipated.
* I shouldn’t put things off to the last minute—yet, sometimes I do because of necessity or procrastination.
* I’ll never be caught up or completely have my act together.
* I’m not in control. I am not God even though sometimes I act like he needs my help.
* I am finite. God is infinite. Some things will always be a mystery.