Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Things I'm Worried I Forgot
Once Coolister left for college I started to worry that I might have forgotten to teach him certain things. In fact, things kept coming to mind at random times and I would think - Does Coolister know that? Did we teach him that? So I started to write them down in a notebook I keep in my purse.
Here is the list so far...
-If something sounds too good to be true, it almost always is.
-Always open doors for females, it doesn't matter what age they are.
-Say 'Thank you' often!
-Shepherd's Pie is super easy but a lot more healthy than Ramen. (Layer ground meat, spaghetti sauce, potatoes then cheese.)
-Be a friend to everyone, even the jerks.
-Always return or replace the things you borrow in better condition.
-Eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal.
-Respect your elders. Even when you know (think) you're right.
-You can not fully understand the power of a hand-written Thank You note.
-Sincere compliments go a long way, too.
-"Made from scratch" is ALWAYS better than "from the box". Better tasting and better for you.
-If you want to make sure you're buying healthy bread, make sure the number of grams of fiber is always higher than the number of grams of sugar.
-If you're ever feeling down, do something nice for someone else. It's amazing what serving others can do to lift your mood.