“L” is for…

Life Lessons

My Top Ten:

10.)  Always follow the golden rule–Treat others as you would like to be treated.

9.)  Be what you want to be, not what someone else wants you to be.

8.)  It’s okay to hate the sin, but love the sinner. We are all, every one of us, sinners.

7.)  True happiness isn’t found in external events but from internal peace and acceptance.

6.)  The people who are hardest to love are the ones who need your love the most.

5.)  Every morning upon waking say “thank you.” It sets the stage for the rest of the day.

4.)  If you want to write, write.  If you don’t, don’t. Be true to the desires of your heart.

3.)  Your thoughts are your reality. Make your reality a place you like to be.

2.)  Live every day as if it’s your last, because it just may be.  Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

1.)  No matter what’s going on around you or in your life, always love. And never pass up the opportunity to tell your loved ones you love them.

I would love to hear what some of your greatest life lessons have been.

Peace.

20 thoughts on ““L” is for…

  1. What a lovely blog. Life lessons…My husband’s cousin was different. He marched to a different drummer but he taught us an important lesson. When we were complaining about someone, he said “that was who they were and if we couldn’t accept them for that, we needed to find new friends”. We are who we are and need to be accepted flaws and all. Now, we simply say, they are who they are and have continued to enjoy their friendship. What used to bother us is no longer important because we have learned to love the whole person.
    http://yeakleyjones.blogspot.com/

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  2. Although you’ve captured quite a few of my “great life lessons” in your list, the one I would add is “never say never.”
    Excellent post and excellent Life Lessons. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It’s the 14th day of the #atozchallenge and I am out blog hopping today. Happy to find a fellow writer and one who is living a positive life. If you have time or interest, I am writing about gardening this month. Come see me.

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  4. Listen to the children of the world. They speak with honesty and without judgement. They question that which they do not understand and answer from the heart. Many (most) are not tainted by what society thinks they need/want. But we must listen.

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  5. These are all great life lessons. I also like the well know phrase, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” It took me a long time to learn that lesson, but it sure made my life a lot happier once I got it.

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  6. “The past is done, The future not here. Sufficient are the things/worries of today””

    Another quote (my mom’s favorite)…. “Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards” ~ Kierkegaard, (I might have the two parts flipped, but got basic principle)

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  7. These are all great ones. I would add never assume someone turned out the way they did because they have bad parents… They also have free will and they may have a lot of rebellion inside them telling them to be the opposite of everything their parents are. Also, never assume a badly behaved child is a “brat”… they could also be autistic or have other issues. Thanks for a wonderful list! 😀

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    • Rachel, you touched on something that breaks my heart–someone complaining about a child misbehaving in public. I used to work with special needs kids in the school district, and there are very good reasons why children act the way they do. We don’t know their story. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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      • I have an autistic son who is gown now, but as a kid, even his school teachers would say “I don’t believe his autism makes him behave badly; he *looks* normal!” Can you believe that? And I have a daughter who has a mental disorder that gives her, shall we say, poor judgment and she does things that are nothing like I raised her. She is on good medication now and thank God, is the best behaved she has ever been. But I know so many people have looked at her in the past and wondered what kind of mother she had, not knowing what her problems were.

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