There’s something about getting older and having huge responsibilities. It changed me. It changed my outlook on life. It changed the things I care about. I care less about some things and more about others. In the end, I think I’m happier for it.

  • I don’t bother with trying to “make” people like me. Sometimes you have to know that people have made up their mind about you from the minute they saw you. They don’t want to change their opinion no matter what. You have to be OK with that. I am.

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  • I try to focus on the things I want to do. Of course there are things I have to do. It’s life, There  are things I can’t avoid even if  I don’t like doing them. I try to balance the scales though and sometimes tip them in my favor by doing more of what makes me happy.
  • I am not dependent on anyone else for my happiness. I love my friends and family to pieces. Don’t misunderstand. It’s just that I’ve learned that happiness is a choice and I am the only one that gets to make that choice for me.
  • I have also embraced the idea that life is short. It really is. The time will pass anyway so I may as well be doing something that makes brings joy to me and those I love.


  • I am learning to live in the now but allow myself to dream even the wildest of dreams believing that they are totally within my reach.
  • I’ve also learned that who I am has nothing to do with my job title, what I wear or who I know. Those things are don’t make me and won’t be the things that keep me warm at night.

What’s the best lesson you’ve learned over time?

56 comments on “Life is short. Be happy. #theend”

  1. I learned that kids and marriage will change you. You MAY not hang around your single girlfriends as much and you know what? That’s perfectly ok.

  2. These are really good reminders of how to stay sane and happy. Thank you so much for sharing! The best lesson that I’ve learned over time is to be patient with myself and allow myself to fall if I need to.

  3. I LOVE this post! I’ve learned that people will talk about you and behind you back no matter what and it doesn’t matter what they think/say! My motto now is “Why do I care what they think they don’t pay my bills?” LOL

  4. I wish i didn’t worry so much. It is great advice to live in the moment. I often have to remind myself its up to me to make myself happy.

  5. There are points in my life (and even months on end) I say to myself that it doesn’t matter what people think of me. Until I hear someone say something off, or rude to me – then I’m back in my old ways. Man, it’s hard to get into the “who cares” what people think of me, groove. Lol.
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  6. I love this! I have always been one to pretty much do what makes me happy and not to be too bothered with pleasing the world. I do have friends who struggle with this and I often want to shake them and let them know that life is too short to please the world. This is a spot on post.

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