I could go on and on with this list, but below captures only a few things I've learned over the years.
Always follow your heart.
Sisters can fight like mad when they're young, but love each other like crazy when they're older.
I've been married to the same wonderful man for more than half my life. Wow!
The first time I saw my husband hold our daughter is a moment that cannot be put into words.
Never wish your child to be older, cherish every moment and every mess.
There will be good and not so good things that happen, but life is what you make of it.
Flannel jammie bottoms are still my favorite.
Friends come and go, but family will always be by your side.
You are who you surround yourself with.
You are what you eat. Veggies and bacon are both good for you.
Your mind can overcome any obstacle.
It takes your heart, your head and your legs to run 100 miles.
A twin sister is something to be cherished.
It doesn't matter if a car is driving faster than you, you typically end up in the same place at the same time.
Chicken soup is good for the soul.
A mother's love never wanes, it only grows stronger.
Pay attention to your elders, they have a lot to say and you can learn much from them.
Never ignore a hand that is reaching out to you for help.
Enjoy the circus.
Stepsons are simply the best.
Don't be afraid to laugh at your own mistakes.
Being outdoors and waking up with nature is a blissful feeling.
Never take love for granted.
Eat the cake on your birthday.
Go to a Rolling Stones concert.
Brush and floss every day.
My sky family...they make me smile. The energy, the joy, everything about them.
The more expensive the whiskey the better is tastes.
Don't give your time to those who don't give you their time.
Be gracious every single day.
Accept gifts with enthusiasm and be thankful.
Say please and thank you.
Pay it forward.
There are new cancer cures every single day.
A cup of hot tea and an afghan are a few of my favorite things.
Quit wishing to do something and just do it.
Sometimes when you wash dark and light clothes together, a beautiful rainbow appears.
The beach is my blessing. The mountains are my calling. The air is my pleasure.
Your light can be seen by others who share the same light.
You can overcome any obstacle, you just have to want to.
Ignore the critic in your head.
Love often and love hard.
The music can always be louder.
Sometimes, it's best to throw caution to the wind.
Give the last of what you have to the person who needs it most.
Don't be afraid to believe in yourself.
Life is made up of a lot of little's.
Work should take second to family.
Even though it's hard to be kind to some folks, be kind anyway.
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect, it simply means choosing to look at things differently.
Never lose hope.
When given a choice, always choose joy.
Be wary of a person who can't look you in the eye when they speak to you.
My ultra-running family will be there for me when I return, no matter where, when or how.
Live your life with no regrets.
Fresh baked cookies...always.
Feed the homeless.
The good outweighs the bad.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Mistakes and failures happen for a reason. Don't be afraid to learn from them.
Shift your perspective, you'd be surprised where it may lead you.
Beauty can be found everywhere.
There is nothing like your favorite pair of jeans and boots.
Take your shoes and socks off and feel the energy from the Earth.
Ever wanted to fly fish in the High Sierra's? Do it.
Magical things do happen under the moon.
The monsters under your bed never go away. Admit it.
The love that grows after 25+ years of marriage is something everyone needs to experience.
Every day is a gift.
Live a yes life.
Go, lay on the grass and soak up the sun. Be still.
Drink the good wine.
Use the good china.
Love everyone, hate no one.
Do it, do it all.