Things I know to be true

http://www.mynewnormals.com/truth-hurts/I recently read the Happiness Project and in it, Gretchen Rubin talks about her ‘secrets of adulthood’. She starts the book with this list – it’s sort of a summary of things she has found to be true. You can read her list here. It made me think of my own truisms. Here’s what I have learnt during this wonderful life of mine:

  • Life surprises us most of the time.
  • The world is being run without me having any say in it so I should just concentrate on helping when I can.
  • The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.
  • Rather than being scared and running away from things, sometimes you just gotta show up. Despite fear. Despite discomfort.
  • Motherhood is a privileged path.
  • When you feel ambivalence creeping in to your life, you need to follow it to its source.
  • Creativity can be nurtured, but is mostly innate.
  • Never underestimate the importance of hard work.
  • Don’t mistake sweetness for weakness.
  • There is nothing pretty about entitlement.
  • Every person is a living, breathing story. Just like me.
  • Reading, watching and listening to trash creates pollution of the mind.
  • Happiness is the greatest revenge.
  • There are many different ways of caring.
  • You always take your point of view with you.
  • It’s amazing how deep happiness can go.
  • I don’t need an audience for every moment of my life.
  • Relationships are a day by day trek toward greater patience, deeper love & gutsier faith.
  • Donating money to charity is not the most I can do. It’s the least I can do.
  • Eating chocolate gives you cancer. Not eating chocolate gives you cancer. Just eat the chocolate.
  • Racism was the fight of last century, homophobia is the fight of this century. Fight the fight.
  • Have less, enjoy more.
  • Australianism is not just what’s in your own backyard.
  • Every time you eat a schnitzel, you may as well just tape the whole thing to your thigh.
  • Goodness in people overwhelms anything that is not goodness.
  • Pinterest breeds unrealistic expectations.
  • Just because something is a good opportunity doesn’t mean you have to do it.
  • Own your own story.
  • It’s more important to focus than multitask
  • Humans are imperfect. And that’s where the beauty lies.

What do you know to be true?