In my post yesterday when I recalled some first day of school memories from my childhood on up through college, I also remembered some of the harsher moments of going back to school.
Seventh grade was brutal. You couldn’t pay me enough money in the world to go back to junior high. No.amount.
And then I read Tina’s post about what lesson you learned in school that you will never forget.
She mentioned that learning the lesson of treating others the way you want to be treated was a lesson that has stuck with her. We all could use a reminder on that lesson from time to time.
I don’t care what you think of her, him, the show, or anyone for that matter, whom you only know from afar.
We cannot possibly sit in judgment of another person’s lifestyle, choices, or the problems, pressures, or realities of their life.
Normally I joke about loving my mindless TV but this was not mindless.
It has really effected me and has made me ponder and wonder what happened; what went so terribly wrong that this seemed like the answer.
From afar, we will never know and it’s really not our business. We can only offer our empathy and compassion for his family and his three children.
As we live our daily lives and go about our business, remember to be kind and compassionate to others.
My amazing friend Marla just posted about the 10 year anniversary of 9-11 coming up.
She posted about remembrance and about love. Such important lessons.
She’s encouraged us all to make a cake. Marla said any kind of cake will do. If it has a crumb go ahead and share it. With love.
1. What lessons have you learned in school, in life, in the past, or more recently? What words do you live by?
Lessons learned & words I live by:
If it is up to be, it is up to me
Don’t wait for someone to do it for you
I don’t believe in Luck. I believe in hard work and preparation which can coincide with opportunities.
Don’t judge someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes
Forgive easily and often
Don’t hold grudges
Live with an open heart
Words can be like bullets from a gun: powerful and deadly. Choose them carefully.
Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. And dance like nobody’s watching
Give people the benefit of the doubt. You have no idea what’s going on in their life.
Fake it til you make it
Turn that frown upside down: Smile!
And so many more.
2. Are there any lessons that you are trying to learn and are struggling with?
I posted this in December in this post (along with some stellar beach pictures; wish I were there right now!) but will re-post these lessons here:
The Rules of Life (author unknown)
- YOU WILL RECEIVE A BODY
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period you’re around.
- YOU WILL LEARN LESSONS
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.
- THERE ARE NO MISTAKES, ONLY LESSONS
Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “Failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.
- A LESSON IS REPEATED UNTIL LEARNED
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
- LEARNING LESSONS DOES NOT END
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
- “THERE” IS NO BETTER THAN “HERE”
When your “There” has become a “Here”, you will simply obtain another “There” that will, again, look better than “Here”.
- OTHERS ARE MERELY MIRRORS OF YOU
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
- WHAT YOU MAKE OF YOUR LIFE IS UP TO YOU
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
- YOUR ANSWERS LIE INSIDE YOU
The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.
- YOU WILL FORGET ALL THIS
Unless you consistently stay focused on the goals you have set for yourself, everything you’ve just read won’t mean a thing.
I recently posted that one thing you can come to expect from my blog is The Unexpected.
Not sure where this post came from, but lessons and these topics, they are important and I would like to hear your thoughts.
Have a beautiful day and go hug someone and tell them you love them while you think about your life and lessons.