Life lessons Learned… BUT…Maybe Forgotten
October 26, 2017 by Cathy Brown
“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned in life: It Goes On.” – Robert Frost
Awhile back I was scrolling through Facebook (it can be addicting) and came across these “Life Lessons”. They seem to be common sense, but we sometimes need to “re-hear” them, (with my 2 cents added).
Some people will never change. How often have you tried to “help” somebody to be what we want them to be? We all know, down deep, the only person we can change is ourselves. The way to not drive yourself crazy is to accept others as they are. If you can’t…it may be time to move on.
Down the road you will be extremely grateful that some things didn’t work out the way you wanted them to. Remember that wonderful song, “Unanswered Prayers” by Garth Brooks? Everything happens for a reason. There are no coincidences. It may take a long time to see the benefit…but have patience (I’m still working on that one) …it always ends up as it’s supposed to.
You are growing, you are not the same person you were a year ago. That consistent growth often leads to challenging transitions. One door needs to be closed before the another opens. If we are not growing, we become stagnant. Think of this everchanging growth as a fun adventure, it’s easier to accept it that way.
It’s useless to worry and stress yourself out about things that may not happen or things you can’t control. Just move on! One of the best pieces of advice I have heard comes from my granddaughter’s favorite movie, “Frozen” …Just let it go!
You have overcome challenges before. You have picked yourself up, dusted yourself off and started over again. What’s that quote? “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it only matters how many times you get back up”. That’s so true. Every time we get knocked down, we learn a valuable lesson of what didn’t work. One more “what didn’t work” to check off our list. That means we are getting closer to “what does work”. That called Clarity through Contrast.
A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation as long as the relationship lives in your heart. I have friends all over the world. Some for 30 years or more. The great thing is even though we don’t talk that often, whenever we do get together it’s like we were never apart. True friends can pick up right where they left off and never skip a beat.
There is Always… Always… Always… something to be thankful for. Enough said.
“We are who we choose to be” – Green Goblin
Today I find something to be grateful for.
I do not give energy to stress and worry, I just “Let It Go.”
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