I keep little notebooks all around me to write down thoughts for my journal, for this blog, etc. I keep a little notebook in my purse of little lessons I have learned. I could write an entire blog post on each of these lessons, but for now, I will give you a brief overview. My goal is to write a post one each of these throughout the next year. (I tend to start a lot more projects than I finish though…can I get an Amen?!)
These are lessons that I have personally learned from the past two or three years of my life. They are lessons that I have learned through trials and experiences. I am grateful for each of these lessons because they have made me who I am today.
These are sort of abstract, not specific lessons--they are meant to be vague. But, alas, these are lessons I think most people can relate to. Hey, I like abstract things. What can I say?
Here are 24 lessons I have learned in the 24 years that I have been on this earth.
You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.
No matter how much you care, some people just don't care back.
It takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.
It's not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts.
You can do something in an instant that will give you a heartache for life.
No matter how thin you slice it, there are always two sides.
You should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
There are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
True friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
Just because someone doesnt love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
No matter how good a friend someone is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
No matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
Just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other.And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
We don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
You shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.
There are many ways of falling and staying in love.
No matter how many friends you have, if you are their pillar, you will feel lonely and lost at the times you need them most.
The people you care most about in life are taken from you to soon.
Although the word "love" can have many different meanings, it loses value when overly used.
Love is not for me to keep, but to pass on to the next person I see.
Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
And the lessons just keep on comin'….
What would be some of your life lessons?
Do you have a favorite of one of these?