10 Great Truths Adults Have Learned About Life 1. If you can remain calm, you just don't have all the facts. 2. There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. 3. One reason to smile is that every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring. 4. The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere and let the air out of their tires. 5. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly car payment is due. 6. Families are like fudge .. mostly sweet with a few nuts. 7. Laughing helps. It's like jogging on the inside. 8. My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely. 9. Raising teenagers is like nailing JELLO to a tree. 10. You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.