Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday... What I've Learned

Even as we mature, we are constantly learning things... learning about the world around us, learning about our friends and family, and most importantly, learning about ourselves--that is why I absolutely love Taylor's topic this week...
The Top 2 Things My Parents/Grandparents
Have Taught Me
1. If you fall, pick yourself back up and try again! Winners never quit and I am certainly not a quitter... from multiple setbacks throughout my childhood, adolescence, and even now as an adult, I've realized you're surely going to not succeed at every single thing you attempt, yet you need to try again... "can't" is not a word within my vocabulary
2. Do unto others as you would have done to you... cardinal rule, right? We're taught this at an early age, yet some still cannot grasp this simple value--if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all--wish well for others and do not yearn for someone else's life...you have no idea what their journey is all about and things aren't always as they seem  

Other important things my family has taught me are that southern girls don't sweat--we glisten, a little mascara and lipgloss goes a long way, the man is always supposed to take out the trash, a handwritten thank-you note is still a necessity, to always remember it's better to give than to receive, that if you really love a man you want to hit him in the head with a frying pan at least once a day {advice from both Mom and Gran}, and that if you give your life to God and thank Him for all his blessings, your life will continue to be blessed beyond measure... =)


  1. Love these little bits of advice! Great to live by

  2. Love the one about loving a man so much you want to hit him on the head at least once every day with a frying pan. Too cute!

  3. What a great idea for a post! I really enjoyed this one! You have been given great advice from your family! I especially like the last part about giving your life to Christ! So true!

  4. Love the Top 2 post! I, too, was raised to always be polite. My boyfriend always says it was one of the things that attracted him to me. I treat everybody how I want to be treated, that's just how I was raised.

  5. Great post!!!

    Visit me @

    Your newest follower,

  6. Great post... definitely wise words of wisdom!

  7. I love this and I must really love Fred because some days I do want to hit him with a frying pan!!! Ha! And I've never "sweat" a day in my life!

  8. This has me smiling HUGE! All so very true. xo

  9. Haha I love the frying pan quote. It's nice to know we are not alone with those thoughts. :)

  10. love it! especially the southern girl list...all things my mom and grandma taught me too!

  11. That was genuine and real! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Great post! Love the frying pan rule! :)



Pin It button on image hover