Here are 26 life lessons I have learned by the ripe young age of 26:
1.) God is real. Very real.
2.) No matter how how you try, not everyone is going to like you. So deal with it.
3.) Never enter a public restroom without moist towlettes.
4.) Love is not about finding the perfect person. It is about seeing the imperfect person perfectly.
5.) Don't substitude dishwashersoap with hand soap if you run out. Bad things will happen.
6.) You see people very differently from adult eyes than you did when you had kid eyes.
7.) Country music will never be good. No matter how hard you try to get me be 'cultured' with it.
8.) The best friends you will have in your life are the ones who will tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear.
9.) Keep your family close to your heart and always cherish them, even if you don't hear from them often. They are the most important people in your life.
10.) You will get your heart broken at least a couple of times in your life up to this point. And you will have to try to find a way to push forward.
11.) Don't bring hard boiled eggs to eat for lunch at work. Because you get seriously funny looks from co-workers who not so subtly throw beano at you.
12.) Time doesn't necessarily heal all wounds. It just makes them easier to compartmentalize.
13.) No one. And I mean NO one....should EVER wear skinny emo pants.
14.) The phrase, 'God will never give you more than you can handle' is a man-made phrase. He DOES give you more than you can handle so that you can rely on Him for those things that you can't get through on your own strength.
15.) There is nothing more beautiful than sitting on a beach looking at a big blue ocean.
16.) Some people are just plain mean.
17.) Don't take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
18.) It's ok to get angry with God. He can take it.
19.) Don't compare your life with others. You have no idea what their journey is about.
20.) Life is too short for long pity parties. Either get busy living, or get busy dying.
21.) Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to have blue hair.
22.) Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
23.) God loves you because of who GOD IS. Not because of anything you did or didn't do.
24.) If you don't ask, you don't get.
25.) Make peace with your past so it doesn't screw up your present.
26.) And last but not least...........life is not tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.