My friend Christy S. sent this to me in an email a while back but it seemed appropriate today.
As I Mature
I've learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is stalk them until they panic and give in...
I've learned that no matter how much I care, some people are still assholes.
I've learned that it takes years to build up trust and only suspicion, not proof, to destroy it.
I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to others-- they are more screwed up than you think.
I've learned that you can keep vomiting long after you think you're finished.
I've learned that we are responsible for what we do, unless we're celebrities.
I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades, and there better be a lot of money to take its place!
I've learned that 99% or the time when something isn't working in your house, one of your kids did it.
I've learned that you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and the less important ones never seem to go away.