Lessons From Life

Life is all about learning. Each day we’re offered the opportunity to learn something new about ourselves, the world we live in and the people who make up our world. This past week I’ve tried to pay close attention to what life is trying to tell me. Subsequently, I’ve put together a list of some of the random lessons that have come my way.

Quotes and photos

  1. It is possible to have too many plastic containers.
  2. Proofread carefully.
  3. Be persistent. You don’t have to get it right the first, second, third, fourth…….time. You get what I mean.
  4. People you thought were friends sometimes aren’t.
  5. Facebook will not always send you notifications.
  6. It is not helpful to stay stuck in the past. Keep on movin’.
  7. Sometimes, when housecleaning, you really do need a toothbrush.
  8. If you think someone has betrayed you you need to have a glass of wine and get over it.
  9. Good friends will take time to make you laugh.
  10. There are many varieties of pickles in the world. You only need to choose one.
  11. Some people lie, accept their faults but don’t trust what they tell you.
  12. You won’t always get what you want but you have to be okay with that.
  13. The small gestures mean a lot.
  14. We all experience brain farts.
  15. Cry, but only if you have to.
  16. Inanimate objects have the ability to move all on their own.
  17. Everything you need cannot be found on the Internet.
  18. We all see the world in a different light.
  19. Dust bunnies can be scary creatures.
  20. Everyone needs alone time.

What lessons has life taught you this week?

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  1. Great list, Laura. I relate to all of them in some way or other. Blessings to you…

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    • Thanks, Carol Ann. It’s a good thing the lessons that come our way are a mixture of good and not so good. It helps keep us balanced.

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  2. I love your list. Here is one I shared with my daughter this week. “Things don´t always turn out the way I planned, but they always turn out.” It took me a while to figure this out.

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  3. Love this list. As for the brain farts, I have plenty of those! The plastic containers? I’m learning the same thing though I can’t possibly admit this to the hubby who’s been after me to let go of some, ha!

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    • What is with those containers? I also discovered a whole lot of tops with no bottoms to match. Sheesh! I’ve now organized them into one cupboard and got rid of the ones that had no tops or bottoms. Wow! That wasn’t such a hard lesson. Wonder why it took me so long to do it. 😉

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  4. Love the list, Laura. I own up to most of them — okay all of them. These are mine:

    * Don’t stress over dust. It will still be there tomorrow.
    * If you can’t find it, the cat is responsible.
    * Don’t argue with an idiot. It’s not worth your time or energy.

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  5. Curious about the inanimate objects moving by themselves one…spooky!
    Things I noticed (or had reconfirmed) this week:
    if you shop around, you can get much better value for your $;
    there are still young people wiling to do a hard day’s work;
    when you have an annoying sharp edge on a tooth, the dentist can easily sand it off:)
    letting your jaw drop open when you have insomnia might help you get back to sleep!
    Are you guys going to tour the windfarm on Sunday? By the time Don thought of it, it was too late to call, apparently.

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    • “letting your jaw drop open when you have insomnia might help you get back to sleep!” Really?

      Nothing spooky about things moving on their own. I’ve had things disappear and never show up, but for certain they’re not where I put them. 😉

      We’re planning to go to the wind farm, yes. My understanding was they wanted people to sign up to have an idea of how much food to have. Rumours say 1000, but I’m not sure that’s right. Sounds like quite a crowd. We drove past the other day when we went to Daphne’s book launch. Wow! Are they big. If I were you and wanted to go, I’d just show up. I can’t imagine they’d turn you away. You can have Don play dumb. 😉 I just added two more to our list last week in case Matt and Alicia got out.

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  6. Excellent life lessons, Laura. 🙂 Some of mine have been:
    1. It may be my life, but life isn’t all about me.
    2. I may not know what my tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds my tomorrows. (One of my hubby’s favourite sayings.)
    3. When I think I’ve reached ‘The End’, there will always be more work awaiting me.
    And so it goes.

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    • Lots of wisdom there, Carol. And all SO true. I’m always in awe at the way life gives us new lessons each day. Many times, I’m afraid, we don’t pay attention. But with every situation there is an underlying truth somewhere.

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  7. I love your list, and I identify with all, especially the first. I love Tess’s “don’t argue with an idiot. It’s not worth your time or energy.” Great words of wisdom.

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  8. Great list , Laura! The one I’d add is one I heard last week: Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it. I seem to be the only one in the house who lifts up the right magazine or backpack or dirty shirt to find the missing whateveritis. Maybe it’s a superpower! 🙂

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    • Ha! Funny isn’t it how they can look for something and become frustrated, but the minute they tell us what they’re looking for we can put our hands on it. My husband usually can’t see things right in front of him. 🙂

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  9. Laura, I can relate to almost every single thing on your list … and I love … nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it 🙂

    When you take life for granted, it reminds you to be respectful by biting your bum 🙂

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