38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years : zenhabits

38 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 38 Years : zenhabits.

I’ve come to love Leo Babauta’s zenhabits site since I discovered it a few weeks ago. He and I seem to share an interest in quiet living and finding joy within rather than without.

I thought it would be appropriate today to share this list he posted on his 38th birthday. Since I’m turning 42 today, I’ve added some observations of my own to the list:

39. Everybody is the hero of their own story. Everybody sees things in their own way. Try to understand their story before you judge them.

40. Cherish your family, especially your wife or husband. Everybody else in your life will move on eventually.

41. You have time to maintain your health. Too many of us spend more energy keeping up our cars than our bodies. Take care of yourself.

42. If you have a choice, choose the path that increases love.

I've been a soldier, a dreamer, a working stiff, a leader. A husband, father, example (good and otherwise), and now a survivor. I write about courage, because courage is what enables us to accomplish the impossible. If you draw breath, I love you. If you love in whatever way seems best to you and want others to love in whatever way seems best to them, I am your ally. If you believe someone is less than you because they do not love the way you do, I oppose you. If you see someone as a threat to be abused or destroyed merely because they do not look like you, or love like you, or worship like you, I am your enemy. I am a joyful and courageous man. And I stand with you who love.
  • Steve Kiester

    Happy Birthday Scott! Really enjoy your daily writtings this month

    • H. Scott Dalton

      Thanks, Steve!