This post marks two milestones.

First, this is…

My 100th Blog Post

I can’t believe I’ve written that many posts, but here we are.

I want to thank everyone who takes the time to read my blog for coming along with me on this journey.

And now for the next part of my journey.

Yesterday was my

It is hard to believe that three decades of my life has already passed.

Years seem like minutes when looking back.

I’ve decided for my 100th post that I would post 30 things I have learned in my 30 years on Earth.

  1. Cats can fit down the laundry chute… they do NOT like this
  2. Hitting a honey bee with you neck while riding down hill on your bicycle at about 25 mph HURTS… watch out for bees!
  3. One must be very careful when using a tree stump as a bike ramp… this can cost you a watch and some flesh off of your arm.
  4. Never roller skate down a hill that is difficult to walk down… this will remove skin from your knees
  5. Chose your friends wisely… sometimes the friends you make as a child are the closest friends you’ll have forever (if you’re lucky)
  6. Don’t be afraid to try new things… Even if it looks gross or scary
  7. The people you love are just that, people.  They are not perfect and it is not fair to expect them to be.
  8. Chose to forgive. Forgiveness frees the wronged.  Holding onto bitterness will not hurt the person who hurt you, it will just hurt you.
  9. It’s good to dream.  Dreams gives us inspiration
  10. Work hard.  Dreams only take you so far.
  11. Be yourself… No one can be you but you, and if you’re not you who else will be?
  12. Watch others… it’s very amusing… specially at the mall or county fairs
  13. You’re never too old to color.  Sometimes a box of crayons and a coloring book is the best therapy in the world.
  14. Go outside… Nothing beats the smell of the great outdoors
  15. Grow something.. connect to God’s wonderful creation.. It will bring you joy and satisfaction
  16. Sticks and stones can break bones… but names will break the soul
  17. Stuff is just stuff.  Clean out your stuff from time to time and give it away so others can enjoy what you don’t need or use.  Excess is just clutter that serves no purpose but to distract from what matters
  18. Respect your elders, they know more than you do, they’ve been there, done that, and probably can tell you stories that will make your sides hurt with laughter.
  19. Connect with people.  Don’t just say “hi”, but get to know the person.
  20. Smile at a stranger… it’ll make their day and probably yours too
  21. Puddle Jumping isn’t just for Kids
  22. Exercise costs less than medicine… get moving, stay healthy
  23. Love is the greatest force on earth.  Love!
  24. Trust your instincts.  You have that gut feeling for a reason.
  25. Tell those you care about, that you care about them,  you’ll never know when they’ll be gone
  26. Laugh, there is a time to be serious, but laughter is the greatest mood lifter there is.
  27. Trust, distrust breeds isolation. You miss a lot when you’re by yourself.
  28.  Find something you love to do and don’t let anyone take it away from you
  29. Children will keep you grounded.
  30. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and this gives hope because we can trust God’s word and know that He is in control and all will be good in the end because God is good and God is love and well see #23…

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