Happy Birthday to Moi – 47 birthday lessons I’d tell my younger self! 🎁

• Life is short. Get busy living or get busy dying.

• Start each day with a grateful heart.

• You are a soul. You have a body.

• What other people think of you is none of your business.

• Get outside every day. Miracles are everywhere.

• No matter how you feel; get up, dress up, and show up.

• Breathe, just breathe.

• Comparison is the thief of joy.

• Own your story and then share it with others.

• Attitude is everything. You are what you think.

• Change is always possible – at any age.

• Look people in the eye.

• Discipline is a choice between doing what you want now and what you want most.

• Listen more, speak less.

• Failure is proof that you tried. Try again.

• Loosen Up; it’s not that serious.

• Fake it till you make it.

• Keep it simple.

• Love is a word without action.

• Drink coffee. Cuddle a dog. Sip wine.

• Surround yourself with people who value, encourage, and challenge you.

• You can’t make everyone happy.

• Where you are today is not where you have to be forever.

• Your purpose is greater than your past.

• Love your body and teach your mind to respect it.

• Actions speak louder than words.

• Take responsibility for your own actions.

• Smile often.

• Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.

• Keep reading. It gives you someplace to go when you have to stay where you are.

• Be fierce, but flexible.

• Travel more; not to escape life, but for life not to escape you.

• Light candles, play music, and take a long-hot bubble bath.

• Save for the unexpected.

• Stop to smell the flowers.

• Worry less, pray more.

• Nap time is your happy hour.

• Happiness is a choice.

• It doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you don’t stop.

• Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

• It’s not what you say, but what you do that counts.

• Always be kind. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

• Dance like no one is watching.

• Be creative and inspire others.

• Parenting is hard…do your best until you know better.

• You are a work in progress. You aren’t where you need to be, but thank God you’re not where you used to be.

• God is preparing you for something great. Hold on…as long as you are breathing, your life matters.