.....I get it.....
I don't know how many times I recently have found myself smiling or crying all in the sense of finally understanding. My mom, father, step-father, and many others have pounded the endless comment in my head "You'll understand one day". That one day, I thought would never come.
This blog I guess you can say is proof that your elders kinda know what they are talking about.
Or..as you age in general, some things you finally just GET.
...at 21 years young....
I get why smiling is the most important first impression.
I get why kids are not to be had until marriage, and until after the age of 23 at least.
I get why my job is babysitting. To help me understand the earlier statement.
I get why my mom made me pay for my own gas, it isn't cheap, yet a pretty crucial resource.
I get why you should make your bed after you wake up, makes climbing into it that evening much more fun.
I get that saying NO isn't a bad thing.
I get why being clean is mandatory. To present yourself the way you dream of people remembering you.
I get why organization is key to a successful week.
I get why my mom would stress about having my lunch packed the night before, mornings are never a good time for lunch packing.
I get why nutrition is essential, you have one body, one life.
I get why exercise was mandatory in grade school, obesity kills.
I get why a glass of wine is good for the soul, as well as bubble baths.
I get why compliments are so hard to give, and even more difficult to accept.
I get why my mom likes to wear black on black. It's classy, appealing, and suitable for any occasion.
I get why I am obsessed with rearranging my room, change keeps you young.
I get why people put flowers in living areas, adding life to any space gives you something to smile about.
I get why clarity in any state is always good.
I get that honesty is NOT a game.
I get that words can hurt, actions hurt more.
I get smiling after tears help. a lot.
I get running away from problems should never be an option.
I get that my priorities might not be yours, and thats okay.
I get that friends are a great thing, and best friends are the irreplaceable things.
I get that dishes should never pile up, dishwashers are awesome, and unloading will never not suck.
I get that laundry should never pile, your clothes are apart of you, hang them.
I get that ironing is something people notice, un-ironed things people notice too.
I get that most TV is trash.
I get that most music is trash.
I get that your choices can make or break you.
I get that sunscreen does work.
I get that being on time really does matter, and may I add says a lot about your character.
I get rules made for driving are to be followed, DEATH is on the line each time you start your vehicle.
I get that trying hard is different from trying.
I get that Kindergarden was the best grade, because you will never get an allotted time for naps. ever. again.
I get that making people happy feels good, but happiness within your own heart is what really matters.
I get that the world isn't out to get me.
I get that I am the creature of my complications.
I get that accomplishing your dreams is very possible.
I get that most things aren't impossible.
I get that I have a love/hate relationship for my telephone, we live in a world that's hard to live without them.
I get that internet makes my life way to simple.
I get that children laughing makes me smile so large.
I get that snowcones make the world go around.
I get that coffee is my crack.
I get what respect means. Being respectful to others, yourself, and your surroundings isn't easy.
I get that you sometimes treat the ones you love the most, the worst.
I get that grandparents won't be alive forever. call them.
I get that pets are family.
I get that meeting new people opens endless doors.
I get that religion, regardless what your faith is, having a foundation helps those maintain a structural life.
I get that a stern handshake says a lot, a lousy handshake says more.
I get that karma does come around.
I get that good food, and great company is fabulous.
I get pouting will get me no where.
I get that surrounding yourself with negativity is like going to prison.
I get that changing a diaper isn't gross, it's a talent.
I get that kisses, from a dog or a human are super special.
I get that hugs make a person's day.
I get that wearing bright colors, makes your day feel brighter.
I get wearing matching bra and panties adds a pep in your step for the day.
I get the word "Hate" shouldn't me a word.
I get over the top dramatic people are a different species.
I get it isn't all about looks, yes I wasted half my high school years in front of a mirror.
I get that the kind of car you drive means NOTHING.
I get that being the best you can be, will get you places.
I get that traveling can change your life.
I get that Loving someone/something is a feeling most can't describe.
I get that there is danger, and crime,the world sadly isn't rainbows and popsicles.
I get that it's okay to have a bad day.
I get mistakes happen.
I get mistakes that you learn from, are mistakes you won't do again.
I get that having a clean home is as cool as getting a new wardrobe.
I get being a good listener is something to strive towards.
I get that I am 21 years young, and that this is only 1/4 of what I'm bound to get as I venture through life.
I get that my elders were right.
I get that momma does know best.
I get that life isn't easy,but understanding some of the small things that make up life... helps.