Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lessons Learned

Some things I’ve learned – after the age of 40:

I wasted a lot of time and energy on poor self-esteem during my first 40 years
Exercise always improves your frame of mind
Every “season” of a child’s life is the BEST
A dog can dramatically reduce anger
Don’t waste your time on negative people – move on
Human beings are powerful sources of energy – for good or bad
Live in the present – look for the good around you
Be grateful – always
You have the power within you to change your attitude – at any moment –
        It is a CHOICE
Don’t define yourself by your limitations – you can do more
than you give yourself credit for
Don’t define yourself by other people’s opinions of you
Forgive yourself
Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship – you can
            always learn to be a better communicator
Assume the best of others first
If you remember to begin each day with thankfulness first, you have created
              the tone of your day in advance
Speaking your mind has its place, but silence is often a better choice
Don’t take things personally
BELIEVE- in yourself, in life, in all things
Things change
Positive thoughts are life transforming

and, don’t waste a minute teaching these same lessons to your kids – repeatedly,
while they are young.

Quote of the day:   . . .the highest virtue is to act without a sense of self
                                    . . .the highest kindness is to give without condition
                                           . . .the highest justice is to see without preference
                                                                                                ~from the Tao Te Ching


  1. Good lessons to remember.

  2. I agree, these lesson must be self learned.

  3. That's a great list! Some I've learned the hard way...and some I'm still learning....

  4. A thoughtful post. I especially like the line about not trying to teach these to true!

  5. Wonderful post -yes we do learn to late to belive in ourselves....thanks for the reminders