March 08, 2012

16 {harsh truths} that make us {stronger}

{photos of my mason jar tinting craft with instructions found here mine didn't turn out as awesome as her's, but they are still pretty awesome. side note....i have horribe lighting in my kitchen for photos.  photos also from the boy's club house remodel and i filled up the hallway....yeah me!}

It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more manhood (or womanhood) to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
- Alex Karras

1. life is not easy. - hard work makes people lucky.
 2. you will fail sometimes - the faster you accept this, the faster you can get on with being brilliant.
 3. right now, there is a lot you don't now.  the day you stop learning, is the day you stop living.
 4. There may not be a tomorrow, not for everyone. spend your time wisely today and pause long enough to appreciate it.
 5. there are a lot of things you cannot control - invest your time wisely in that in which you can control.
 6. information is not true knowledge.  knowledge comes from experience.  you must experience a task first hand to truly know it.
 7. you cannot be successful without providing value.  when you're valuable to the world around you, you will be successful.
 8. someone else will always have more than you.  it's not about how much you's about how passionate you are about collecting it.
 9. you can't go back and change the past.  accept it, learn from your mistakes, and run like hell in the other direction.
 10. the only person that can make you happy is you.  nothing matters more than how you feel about who you are on the inside.  be your biggest fan!
 11. there will always be people who don't like you.  what others think and say about you isn't all that important.  what matters is how you feel about yourself on the inside.  you rock!
 12. you won't always get what you want.  look around and appreciate what you have.  some people aren't so lucky.
 13. in life, you get what you put in.  if you want love, give love.  if you want friends, be friendly.  if you want money, provide value.  it really is that simple.
 14. good friends will come and go.  people grow apart, it's perfectly normal. everyone is brought into your life for a reason.  enjoy their moment in time, soak it in, and be better for knowing them.
 15. doing the same exact thing every day hinders growth.  growth happens when you change thing, when you try new things, when you step out of your comfort zone.
 16. you'll never feel 100% ready for something new.  most great opportunities in life force us to step out of our comfort zone.  if you're thiking about it, don't be scared...just do it.
trying to be something else, is a waste of the person you are.
strength comes from being comfortable in your own skin.

happy friday, y'all


  1. that's awesome! he can hop over to my yard next;)

  2. That play structure is awesome!!! Guess having a hubby engineer does come in handy!