Thursday, September 1, 2016

Life Lessons to Live By

I don't use Pinterest all that much. To be honest, it kind of overwhelms me...and oftentimes gives me anxiety that I'm a failure of a human being because I haven't invented my own slow-cooker recipe while remodeling my bathroom so it can display my favorite quote written in the best font for fall on my DIY chalkboard all while wearing the most stylish outfit for 2016 and styling my hair in a perfect messy bun. Please tell me I'm not the only person who feels like a total under-achiever/slacker after logging in to Pinterest. Anyway...on to the actual point of this post...I was scrolling through some of my old "pins" {like from waaayyyyy back in Pinterest's early days, 2011-ish}, and I realized I had some pretty legit thoughts on my (Mostly) True Statements board. It got me to thinking about life lessons and advice that I've taken to heart...and inspired this little blog post.

And I randomly landed on Mattie's blog and saw that she and Lexi are hosting a Weekly Lessons link-up. Perfect timing!

I received A LOT of fabulous advice from my parents along the way {and still do to this day}, but these must have been the ones on constant repeat because they stand out the most in my head...
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all.
  • The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  • Under-promise and over-deliver.
  • Say what you mean, and mean what you say. {especially applicable to "I'm sorry" and "thank you"}
  • Shoot for the moon...even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
And last, but certainly not least...
  • the good 'ole Golden Rule: treat others as you want to be treated.

What's the best advice and/or life lesson you've ever received?


  1. Grandma still says "this too shall pass" so I think of that a lot and I'm sure I have shared that with you on several occasions

  2. Okay, how perfect that you found my blog and our lessons link up the day you posted this! Such a crazy coincidence! Glad you linked up! All of these lessons are SO perfect. I think about the under-promise and over-deliver one a lot...mostly because I'm in a sales/customer support position, and I get a lot of anger from customers because sales reps have over-promised and then we aren't able to deliver! Ugh. And of course the golden rule is something everyone should live by.

  3. So we are clearly meant to be great friends because you just described how I feel on Pinterest to a T! Love that this post timed perfectly with our Weekly Lessons link-up, thanks so much for participating!

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

  4. The under promise and over deliver thing is SO TRUE. I don't know if it's a "lesson to live by" but my husband and I always remind ourselves "if this is the worst that is happening, it's going to be okay..." Usually it's some first world problem or thing that we've over hyped in our mind.. A little reality check never hurt anyone. ;)

  5. The harder you work, the luckier you get...I love that!