Wednesday, December 22, 2010

sing it like it's going to be your last day.



Happy 26 years to me!

I must say that this has been a really wonderful year. Even though I might always look back on age 25 as the year my body decided to fight me with poor health, I've also learned a lot about myself and others and the world around me.

These are some of my favorites from Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far:

Helping other people helps me.
Having guts always works out for me.

Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
Everything I do always comes back to me.
Assuming is stifling.

Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.

Money does not make me happy.

My dreams have no meaning.

Keeping a diary supports personal development.

Trying to look good limits my life.

Worrying solves nothing.

Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.

Everybody thinks they are right.

Everybody who is honest is interesting.

-Stefan Sagmeister

35 comments:

  1. You are wise for your years. I wish you a very happy and healthy year
    Janet

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  2. really inspirational. =] wishing you a happy new year. may we all grow as much as you have!

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  3. happy birthday! beautiful picture. i'm 26 too. it kind of feels old, but i'm much happier with life and myself than i was at 21.

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  4. happy happy day, beautiful girl!
    <3

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  5. happppy birthday! loved that line about complaining.

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  6. that dress! that hair! oh my! twenty six is looking awesome already for you my dear!

    hope you have something special planned for your birthday!

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  7. Yay! I love birthdays! Happy birthday! And you look really pretty in that picture. Even though we can't see your whole face. And that's something.

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  8. Twenty-five is over-rated. Twenty-six is better. Twenty-seven is fantastic. Twenty-eight is pretty good so far.

    Happy birthday.

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  9. Such wonderful words and phrases to live by--you've done well, my dear. Happy Birthday wishes!

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  10. Happy Birthday Angela! I hope you had the best day ever... and I'm excited to read your blog and see what great stories and wonderful surprises 26 has waiting for you.

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  11. A very happy birthday to you! That list you shared is awesome. :)
    I hope you had a perfect day, and I hope your next year is full of joy. :)

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  12. I had to go back and read those a few times they were so powerful! Happy birthday!

    Lovely yellow dress and equally lovely red lips.

    So sad I missed the basement sale on Saturday. Turns out I couldn't end up missing the wedding...bummer.

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  13. A very happy birthday to you! Love your dress, and so wishing I was there for the basement sale :(

    Love ya!

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  14. Cute dress. Happy birthday, sister. Glad we got to attend one of your meal celebrations. :)

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  15. happy birthday! hope you enjoyed the cloudy + rainy day. :)

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  16. Happy Birthday!

    I hope it is a awesome new year for you!


    - james

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  17. Beautiful wise words. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  18. You are such a dream! Loved this. Love the photo and love the little glimpses of your outfit. Hope your bday was fantabulous!!!

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  19. Inspiration! Happy birthday to you :) Wish you the joy!!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Angela!

    Hope its a good one!

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  21. Amazing photo. You are stunning.

    Wishing you the happiest, fullest of years. I love the quote you included in this post.

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  22. 26 looks good on you! happy birthday!

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  23. hhhhaaaaappppyyy birthday!

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  24. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Angela!

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  25. You're the cutest, really. Happy Birthday!

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  26. Happy birthday Angela! 26 is a great age...would be nice if I'd could back. Enjoy yours! :)

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  27. Oh, have the happiest of days! I always love your photos. Maybe I'll hire you for my 26th birthday portrait. People have those, right?

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  28. happy birthday, angela!
    hope you had a great one :)

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  29. Happy Birthday! I hope had a lovely day! We´re just months apart... I´ll be turning 26 in march. I always smile when I read your blog, because we are in very similar places at the same age.

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  30. happy happy happy birthday! itll be me in about 6 months! you look beautiful...hope it was wonderful!
    loves
    britt

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  31. Those are such great lines to live your life by. Inspiring! Thanks for sharing, they hold so much truth.

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  32. happy birthday!! I hope it was fun...and I hope you are feeling better. Nothing worse than being sick on a holiday.

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  33. happy belated b-day!!!

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