WHAT I LEARNED THIS YEAR: A Year Older and A Little Wiser

I celebrated my birthday last Friday. I love my birthday. Hell, I love any birthday. I think it is one of the most important days in one's life. It was the day you were born. I am always at a loss when people say that they don't really care about their birthdays. I don't get it. It was the day you were born, people! But I digress.

With each year, I learn a little more about myself and people in general. What I learned this year:

  1. I learned that people really don't change. They are who they are... period. Folks may try to change habits but they can not change their core being. That's just the way it is. So stop trying to change folks.

  2. Be comfortable with who you are. There may be things about me that I know are definite flaws. But they make up the total me.

  3. Be honest. You have to just be honest with folks. They will either accept you as you are or they won't. Either way, it is okay.

  4. Figure out what it is that you truly want in a mate. It's not about looks. It has to be about what I said before... their core being. Does it match up to what you truly need/want in a mate.

  5. Do what you love. I think that is the most important lesson I learned this year. Even if you can't do it for a living, volunteer your time doing what you love. You will not regret it.

  6. Help others. Strive to do something nice for someone whenever you can. Your soul and your spirit and your karma will thank you.

  7. Fall in love. There is no greater thing in life than love.

So here's to another year of learning and growing. Bring on 2011. I'm ready.