This week….because I was feeling totally introspective….I asked a question on my Facebook page….
“If you could give your 20-year-old-self advice…what would it be?”
The answers made me laugh….and cry….and giggle…
….but mostly to think.
Some people said:
“You are stronger than you think you are.”
“Cherish all those family reuions and holiday get togethers… give lots of hugs, take lots of pictures, and yes video tape stories told by older family members.. one day you will wish you would have done this as well as loved, listened, and laughed more as you miss them dearly and can not.”
“Let life evolve at its own pace, don’t be in such a rush.”
And my personal favorite…..
“You are SKINNY! Enjoy it and stop beating yourself up…”
And all this introspection and amazing answers and Facebook wisdom made me ask myself the question.
1. When you mother offers you your grandmother’s linens and silver and handwritten recipe cards and you hesitate because they aren’t really your style and you think they are old-fashioned and you have no idea what to do with them.
One day you will discover Pinterest.
2. Pay attention in algebra.
When you want to add door moldings and cornice boards and faux transom windows to this little farmhouse you’ll buy in Kentucky….
….it will come in handy.
3. Keep that prairie skirt and concho belt….because what comes around goes around.
Ditto on the black stirrup pants.
4. Sunscreen is your friend.
Right along with cuticle cream, deep conditioner and all the beauty advice your mother gave you.
5. You look amazing.
Size 8 is a wonderful place to be.
All those pictures where you thought you looked like you needed Jenny Craig….ummm….negative.
6. And please, please, please…..marry that sailor.
He’s a keeper.
BTW….I asked that sailor what he would tell his twenty-year-old self…..he said…..
…..“good times ahead.”
PS If you want to make the etched Valentine’s glasses….click here for the tutorial.
PPS For everyone who asked about the La-z-boy contest….here is the room that won.
A giant thank you for all the votes….you are such rock stars and I appreciate it more than you will ever know.