40 By 40: Lessons I’ve Learned

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You’ll get over it.

You needed none of the things you bought at Marshalls. 

You’re not as fat as you think you are.

Problems are only problems until your kid gets very sick.  Everything else is trivial.

It’s never too late to start something new.

Food really is love.

Lay with your kids before bed. That’s when they ooze the most love and secrets. 

Consider other perspectives than your own. 

Take time for yourself.

Read The Alchemist every few years.

The ocean heals everything. 

Bike riding is ageless.

When in doubt, smile.

Tell dirty jokes.

You’re not always right.

Happiness is an inside job.

A fresh haircut & highlights can make you feel goooooood.

Tomorrow will always be better than your worst day. 

When in doubt, go out.  Sunshine is a magical thing. 

Pets make families happy.

Admit when you’re wrong.

Family dinner is important.

Tell people what they mean to you. 

Be real with your kids. 

Always add more garlic.

Always add more cheese.

Say you’re sorry. Show you’re sorry. 

Crowd mentality should be questioned.

Podcasts are productive ways to pass time.

Your mother knows best.

Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it does help. 

Surround yourself with good people.

You don’t have to go to church to be good. 

There’s no better sound than laughter. 

Wine tastes best in Sonoma.

Homemade is always better. 

Socializing is good for the soul. 

Allow yourself to be vulnerable.  

Having made another human will never not be weird. 

There’s a lesson in everything. 


5 Comments

    1. I also just finished “Crimetown” but it’s specific to Providence and I think I mostly liked it because I lived there. Otherwise I’m always hooked on “The Moth”.

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