Those of you who are my friends on Facebook know that I started this Thought of the Day thing on January 1, 2012. Miraculously, I remembered to type out just one thought each day (obviously I had other status updates, but these thoughts generally reflected some sort of eye-opening moment I had each day…or maybe just gave me an opportunity to whine about something). So, here are all 365 thoughts. Let me know if you find any of them to be uplifting, meaningful, motivating, or just completely irrelevant.
1/1: Happy New Year!
1/2: Passion is often mistaken as stupidity by ignorant people.
1/3: Love with purity. Make love like a porn star.
1/4: Realize that by not making a choice…you’ve just made a choice.
1/5: Winning: teaching your child to use the phrase “I’m sorry” appropriately.
Failing: your child hitting you on purpose just so she can use the phrase “I’m sorry” appropriately.
1/6: Sometimes, you just need to let go…give it up…and realize that what you’re left with is more than what you started with.
1/7: True love…the only healthy addiction. & True love is like an orgasm…if you have to question if you ever experienced it, you probably haven’t.
1/8: Humans fail when they confuse monogamy with boredom
1/9: My children will never know the disappointment of accidentally exposing a roll of film, trying endlessly to tape just one song off the radio, or writing age/sex/location in an AOL chat room.
1/10: this is only one of the zillion thoughts I have each day.
1/11: Don’t make a mess if you can’t afford to hire a maid.
1/12: Some people do not need to be behind the wheel.
1/13: The origin of “Friday the 13th” is unknown…but if you fear it, it is called riggatriskaidekaphobia.
1/14: Regardless of what I am doing, I always feel like I should be doing something else.
1/15: Uncle Traveling Matt was right when he called humans ‘silly creatures.’
1/16: Why is it okay to be a daddy’s girl but not a momma’s boy?
1/17: Sometimes you do things not because you necessarily want to, but because it is just the right thing to do.
1/18: I can only hope one day to teach my children as much as they teach me each day
1/19: Sometimes, you do get what you’re wishing for!
1/20: Christian Guilt – don’t have an abortion. Jewish guilt – have an abortion, but you better call your mother after.
1/21: If you think it may be racist, it is.
1/22: don’t eat the cake a year later.
1/23: I wonder how much gas is sold just because people are trying to hit an even dollar amount. (just purchased $20.01)
1/24: I am 32 years old and still find something new to learn about myself every day.
1/25: How do you keep a husband happy? Make sure he eats. How do you keep a wife happy? Make sure he eats well.
1/26: Time does not make things right; it just makes the wrong easier to deal with.
1/27: The Gremlins ruined fried chicken for me…forever.
1/28: After having two kids, where did my ass go?
1/29: The act of dreaming is simply bizarre.
1/30: I used to have Playboy magazine as my bathroom reading material. Now it’s Parents magazine…I guess that’s why I need the Food & Wine as well.
1/31: Anyone else ever search their house for their phone while using it??
2/1: People deny things for one of two reasons – because they are false or because they are true.
2/2: Wow, I’m a fat-ass
2/3: I’d rather live well than live long.
2/4: Jordan Catalano can still get me wet…
2/5: People seem to do one of two things – exactly what their parents did or the exact opposite of what their parents did.
2/6: I have some strange habits
2/7: Jack Daniels is like Fight Club – I have to work at it to understand it. Malibu is like Road Trip – you just sit back and enjoy it.
2/8: Some people say “make” a dump; others say “take” a dump. How about just leave a dump?
2/9: Sometimes you do things for reasons you cannot explain.
2/10: The thing about luxury is…once you have it, it is no longer luxurious.
2/11: When I was in college, I worked with a lot of different children and families. They are captured in my mind as children. While I have found a few, I often wonder how the others are doing…
2/12: There are some 80s hits they play more now than they did in the 80s.
2/13: How much are you willing to risk to get exactly what it is that you want?
2/14: If at first you don’t succeed…laugh at yourself and don’t be such a dumbass next time!
2/15: Sometimes you just need to get lost.
2/16: Know your food.
2/17: If they are called “wisdom” teeth, why are most of us so eager to get rid of them as soon as they come in??
2/18: Some people try so hard to be perfect that they end up being exceptionally imperfect.
2/19: Sometimes it takes people a while to articulate what they have known all along.
2/20: Why are people taught to be so afraid?
2/21: I know I’m blessed.
2/22: I’m sorry, but if you’re a man whose wife doesn’t want to have sex, can’t orgasm, and will only maybe enjoy missionary position…I don’t think some “pointers” from Men’s Health will help you!
2/23: Society tells us to pick a career for the rest of our lives when we are just teenagers. Then society tells us to pick a mate for the rest of our lives in our 20s. After that, society tells us to have a family in our 30s. Modern medicine is allowing so many to live well into their 90s. These are some serious long-term commitments we’re making nowadays.
2/24: Sometimes things go from good to all kinds of fucked up instantaneously. – and – Most of the time, it doesn’t have to be a big deal…unless you make it one.
2/25: Think big!
2/26: Live your passions.
2/27: Everything will get done eventually.
2/28: We often get so comfortable, we think it’s best to pull away…when often that’s the time to pull closer.
2/29: if you haven’t noticed yet that I come from a crazy family, yours must be crazier!
3/1 When you tell your partner not to do something…most likely he’s still going to do it; he’s just not going to tell you.
3/2: As a mom, I have dreams for my children. As a woman, I have dreams for myself. I cannot forget either.
3/3: This world would be a much better place if more people bartered.
3/4: Sometimes you can go from frustrated to satisfied almost instantaneously!
3/5: Challenge yourself!
3/7: Young people texting while driving is NOT the problem. The elderly people driving IS the problem. Within 5 minutes of driving, 3 elderly drivers almost hit me today. Good thing I wasn’t texting while driving so I had time to swerve out of their way…
3/8: It happens sometimes.
3/9: I like being a big sister.
3/10: Really enjoyed my first sewing class.
3/11: Sometimes, we are forced to stop.
3/12: it’s good to be smart sometimes.
3/13: it is amazing how two people can know the same person…but really know two different people.
3/14: Whole Foods=small shopping carts=small people; Walmart=big shopping carts=big people
3/15: A simple life can be so amazing!
3/16: Social media allows people to be passive-aggressive in ways that face-to-face contact would never allow.
3/17: it’s good to have friends.
3/18: don’t trust anyone who is less educated and makes more money than you.
3/19: Just breathe and be thankful that those around you are able to do the same.
3/20: Allow your creativity to help you grow.
3/21: you can’t buy kindness.
3/22: It’s so difficult to avoid giving unsolicited parenting advice when you truly care and you want what is best for all children
3/23: sometimes it feels good to say that I’m not the best at something. It allows me to learn more from others
3/24: I know bad, so if it’s not bad, it’s good.
3/25: What is wrong with people??
3/26: pumping makes me feel raped.
3/27: Everyone thinks I have a big mouth. If I did, this world would be in for some serious shit!
3/28: it’s all fun and games…until it isn’t.
3/29: It’s hard to think of original, witty thoughts on a daily basis.
3/30: I hope to find today to be exceptionally inspiring!
3/31: Feeling soooooo inspired!!
4/1: When do you learn to say ‘no’?
4/2: Don’t invite evil over for dinner.
4/3: ‘Just sayin’” is another way of saying “I’m acknowledging the fact that I know I was just a complete ass.” Just sayin’…
4/4: You can be friends with all the best players, but it means nothing if you can’t play the game.Top of Form
4/5: If I can make a 4-year career out of a random conversation with someone in a restaurant, I can make a career out of pretty much anything.
4/6: Don’t judge…unless you have a gavel!
4/7: How is it that people can believe in things they cannot see…and yet can’t see things that are right in front of their eyes?
4/8: Sure, it’s a risk…but isn’t everything?
4/9: The longer you stay still, the more difficult it is to move.
4/10: Learn to take baby steps.
4/11: Since you can’t actually be someone else, you may as well embrace being yourself!
4/12: If you are passionate about something, do not hold back!
4/13: My dad taught me that you can’t go faster than the person in front of you. I learned to switch lanes.
4/14: Was this your plan?
4/15: Today’s mistake; tomorrow’s lesson learned.
4/16: While the amount of time it takes me to write this status update is fairly insignificant to my life, think about all the things that happened while I typed this.
4/17: sometimes I don’t care if it lasts; I just want to enjoy it today.
4/18: Dammit, I forgot to be the person you think I am.
4/19: You need to sift through a whole lot of dirt to find a gem.
4/20: How is gravity ‘theory’ and religion ‘truth’?
4/21: All plants were once just weeds.
4/22: We learn to walk long before we choose a destination.
4/23: Love is licking the cookie dough bowl clean with someone else
4/24: It’s a lot of work to not just be crazy when the crazies strike!
4/25: imagine how much more we could accomplish if we didn’t have to sleep.
4/26: As messed up as you think you may be, there are some seriously crazy people out there!!
4/27: Hair grows back. Self-esteem may not.
4/28: There are some people I’ve known forever, but they’re just sorta there. There are other people who I’ve known briefly, but they’ve already left their mark on my life.
4/29: It doesn’t matter what outfit you have on; when you take it off, you look the same.
4/30: Enough excuses; if you want to do something, you will.
5/1: Find time.
5/2: Completing the day’s tasks can be very overwhelming!