Mabel’s Labels BlogHer ’10 Contest

by Lesley on March 15, 2010 · 2 comments

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What if this blog post was the last I’d ever write? (Don’t worry, it’s not. At least, I hope not!) If it were, however, I’d probably do more than share about our fun weekend plans or post silly videos of myself. Instead, I’d write at least a few life lessons I’ve picked up from the experiences and people I love. Please add some of your own!

  • Every kid should have a paper route and a lemonade stand because success in life doesn’t come down to intelligence; it comes down to hard work.
  • If you stand against abortion, you have to also stand in support of single moms.
  • Make eye contact with people on the street who ask for money; even if the answer is “no.”
  • Female friendships require two things: vulnerability and consistently showing up.
  • Faith without action is all talk.
  • More women should put the same amount of work into their marriage as they did in planning their wedding.
  • Trying to do it all and be it all is exhausting.
  • Pray like you actually believe you’ll get an answer.
  • Stick it out when others tell you to give up.
  • Most of us feel like imposters.  If we all just admitted it, maybe we’d feel more comfortable in our own skin.
  • Negativity is like an infectious disease. Wash your hands of people who whine.
  • Be a voice for the voiceless. If you can, be their hands and feet too.

(This post is actually a contest entry to Mabel’s Labels BlogHer ’10 Contest. See full details here. And, cross your fingers I made their March 15 deadline! oops. Just realized I’m 2 hours past deadline!)

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