30 More Lessons Learned – From Readers

Last week I published 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Years to celebrate my 30th birthday.  Within the post, I offered a challenge for readers to submit their own lessons learned.  Here they are.  Thanks to my wife Tillie, Justin Dandoy, Sparky Reardon and Don Bennie for submitting lessons.  Great stuff.

  1. Even the smallest gestures of kindness can make a huge impact
  2. A shoestring only breaks when you are going somewhere important
  3. Having the right questions is more important than having the right answers
  4. When you are really looking forward to Oreo’s, there will be no milk
  5. It doesn’t matter which way the toilet paper hangs, you’ll get it if you need it
  6. A plane will always flyover during the national anthem
  7. One handwritten letter is greater than 10,000 tweets, texts, or emails
  8. Manners count
  9. Too many people use the objective case when the nominative is appropriate
  10. Single malt Scotch is better than blended
  11. Hugs are for everyone
  12. If you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas
  13. When all else fails, try truth
  14. The saddest phrase of all is “I should have done something”
  15. I never can stop the gas pump on the .00
  16. Saturday mornings were made for newspapers and coffee
  17. Those who concentrate on the intellectual, the physical, and the social and ignore the spiritual, drive a car with three wheels
  18. A sense of humor means more than just being funny
  19. Choices become habits, habits become routines, routine becomes YOU
  20. Never trust a smiling dog
  21. If you think it ain’t broke, maybe it needs breaking and fixing
  22. Sometimes it is best to just smile and nod
  23. Chocolate can usually make things better
  24. You should always tell your wife you love her
  25. Learn to manage your time
  26. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you,but you won’t care about it a bit
  27. Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have
  28. No relationship is ever a waste of time. If it didn’t bring you what you want, it taught you what you don’t want
  29. You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear
  30. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Keith Brown says:

    Appreciate the insights and would have to agree on all accounts. However, the dog references surprise me a bit. I don’t think Lex would agree taht you can’t trust her when she’s smiling or that if you lie with her, you’ll be flea infested! 🙂 Great posts, brother!

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