I've never been one to toot my own horn.

But I suppose there is an exception for everything.

I was at my parents' house today looking through some of my things. I came across some papers from high school and college, including the two poems my AP English teacher asked that I get published.

I declined.

One was about lawn mowing.

Who really publishes poems about lawn mowing?

But I digress.

I came across an assignment said AP English teacher had given us. It was to write down five things that we had learned that week. As I read it tonight I thought, "Man, I am brilliant!"

Seriously, a perceptive little bugger I was back in the day.

These are the five things I learned one random week in high school:

If you come to a fork in the road ... pick it up.

I cannot win a card game against the students I peer tutor in Special Ed., even when I cheat.

Believing in yourself is one of the greatest powers to possess.

If you are missing someone, chances are, they are missing you too.

You shouldn't settle for mediocrity. It's too easy.

Some people just might pay for advice that good! Especially the one about the fork, no?

I've probably given the most thought to number four {even though I didn't number them}. I don't know if I believe that to be true anymore. Sigh. And frown.

But let's focus on three and five. Brilliant, no?

Especially because those profound pontifications came from 18-year-old me.


I am now motivated to come up with a list of five things I have learned this week.


In the meantime, what have you learned this week?


Shan said...

I've learned that life never goes the way that you plan it and you just have to roll with the punches.

Allred Mom said...

I've learned that hiding See's candy in the freezer doesn't make it last longer. It still gets found!

Erica said...

Wow, you really are awesome! Did you come up with all those yourself? Very brilliant!
This week I've learned that toddlers are the most patient, forgiving people on the earth (especially after Mommy has an impatient day).

Melissa said...

I've learned that it's very depressing for a dentist to find a cavity on his own child.

cami said...

I really like #1. It's very true. Today, I learned that if i buy any kind of technology (like an ipad for instance), Geoff will most likely take it over. Oh brother

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