What I’ve Learned from Life

  1. Change is a constant. Nothing stays the same and life is always evolving even if ever so slowly.  Don’t resist change.

  1. You can change also.  Your life today is what you created yesterday and is only your current circumstances.  But you control your destiny.  So, if you don’t the circumstances of your life, it’s up to you to change them…and you don’t have to wait for anything to start.  This actually is one of the easiest things to do, yet people make it difficult.

  1. There are society’s rules and then there are your rules. You don’t have to adhere to what the crowd is doing because they are not living your life.  Don’t feel intimidated to be and do like everyone else because you will be miserable not being yourself.

  1. We agonize over our mistakes and then wallow in regret. Some mistakes are monumental and others are sent to us as lessons.  Even with the mistakes that have devastated us, there is something good that can come from then or be done to make your world a better place.  Looking at it this was makes mistakes more acceptable rather than something to agonize about endlessly.  There are some things in life that we cannot grasp, like the death of a child.  I don’t believe that everything happens for a reason and this is one example of that.  However, I do believe that you can do something good from the bad that happens to you.

  1. People are your life. Family, lovers, friends…all relationships are valuable and needed.  If there was any one thing that should be at the forefront of your efforts, it should be your relationships.  The way you treat people also determines so much the kind of person you are and who you become.  Just remember: “the people you let into your life and allow them to stay can make your life heaven or hell on earth.”  Choose wisely

  1. Nothing is more perfect than to be who you are. Imagine trying to live up to society’s version of who you think you should be?  How stressful and inauthentic that would be. With all your perfect imperfectness, you are fine just the way you are.  And being yourself will attract the right people into your life.

  1. Fine solace in what we are given naturally. Love, nature, animals, freedom, choice…to name a few.  There is such peace of mind in living within a mind frame of simple pleasures compared to the rat-race of keeping up with what is outside of us.

  1. Finding ways to be happy, even when life knocks you down, is one way to endure the reality of real life. Gratitude everyday for what you have will elevate your mood instantly.  And the ability to dream is where it all starts.  Don’t underestimate the power of what is within you.  Your ability to think clearly and not to succumb to limited thoughts will determine your happiness…or not.

  1. Take chances with love. How many people have walked away from what may have been a magical relationship out of fear, intimidation, a feeling of inferiority or perhaps memories of a past negative experience? You will never know and always wonder if you don’t take that chance. 

From time to time I write about What I’ve Learned form Life and will again.  Hope it helps.