I Am Grateful For My Life Lessons

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    kmd0424 kmd0424
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13

    - Free yourself from negative people.

    - Let go of those who are already gone. - Give everyone you don’t know a fair chance. - Show everyone kindness and respect. - Accept people just the way they are. - Encourage others and cheer for them. - Be your imperfectly perfect self. - Forgive people and move...
    Sabr3na Sabr3na
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2015

    I am a kid till I went to University,

    those five years at university changed my life and outlook on life. I learned something each day about my subject and life. I found some best friends and had beautiful moments which i recall everyday . I thank my parents ,they encouraged me to do what i love. And i thank the so...
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling
    22-25, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    After completing highschool.

    . a chapter in my story, wonders happened.I took a path which I wasn't supposed to take but I am happy with it and I have known I am work in progress and I have to believe myself.. Small lessons that people who came in my life are really something I am so very grateful for..It's...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    Either you're happy with very little,

    free of all of that extra luggage, because you have happiness inside, or you don't get anywhere. I am not advocating poverty, I am advocating sobriety. But, since we have invented a consumer society, the economy must constantly grow. If it fails to increase it's a tragedy...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    Mar 22

    ART IS POINTLESS--------------------WITHOUT

    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    Mar 22

    ok eradicating feat from life isnt easy; in

    fact is possibly the most difficult thing one has to do. Actually, fear is the only attribute from all the negative things that happen in any life time. And the more fear we eradicate, the more we realise we beginning to have fear of fear. And thats how it is for me right now...
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 11

    The paradox of our time in history is

    that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 22
    ForYouIWillWait ForYouIWillWait
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    It's been a great life.

    It's fun being a Leo. It's even fun to be Bi-Polar when I'm up. Actually being Bi-Polar is the hardest but it like being on a drug that you can be going thru The Dark Night Of The Soul with depression or you taking a train or a plane to anywhere and being in the company of...
    MsOracle MsOracle
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jan 8

    Put a frog into a vessel fill with water

    and start heating the water. As the temperature of the water begins to rise, the frog adjust its body temperature accordingly. The frog keeps adjusting its body temperature with the increasing temperature of the water. Just when the water is about to reach boiling point, the...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    You go through life,making mistakes,

    if anyone had told a younger version of yourself you'd take all the crap you have you'd of said " No Way ". I believe you've got to learn from your mistakes, if possible pass on any knowledge you've learned from lifes experiences. I've been through 28, years, told daily how...
    deg1965 deg1965
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 13

    I think the greatest life lesson is the

    realization that while you know some things, you will never know everything. After you accept that you can live your life and make your mistakes knowing that behind every action there is a lesson to be learned, a lesson that will make you grow and shape you into the person you...
    KawiiKay KawiiKay
    18-21, F
    Jan 27

    i have lived for 35 years

    and i m grateful to every new day added to my life. i m truly grateful to God for all that he has given me and I feel fortunate and blessed. I know the value of every breath that I take. Not long ago I was suffering from severe asthma and gasping for every breath. I have had...
    beautifulbluesea beautifulbluesea
    31-35, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    I feel like if you have to "put someone in

    their place" by telling them they'd never make it a day in your shoes, then you are weaker than you think. A truly strong person wants to build people up who are struggling. A truly strong person wouldn't judge someone after assuming that person has lived a better, or easier...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 18, 2015

    I have been blessed with many wonderful gifts

    but have been through hell and back.I always look at situations when they don't work out and seek answers..why? It may not be what ^ God has planned for my life or something better around the corner.LEARNING NEVER CEASES..
    lrcarter lrcarter
    46-50, F
    Jan 9

    I learned something very valuable today.

    Never leave my cell phone on silent. My son has hidden it somewhere, and I've been searching for about two hours. Still can't find it.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I am 31 years old, yet I feel like I have lived

    the life of at least 4 women so far in life. I have been through great joys as well as great sorrows. I would not be who I am today if I had not gone through every single one of the days of my life. I am grateful for all the day of my life who it has made me today.
    PinkStarburst1984 PinkStarburst1984
    31-35, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    I always try appreciate everything.

    Even for my bad luck, mistake. Im stronger because of what ive been through, im kind because of my loneliness, im smarter because of what ive learned from my mistake. Anything could happen to you. So try always be ready for death. Make everyday count. Appreciate every day. Start...
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    Grateful for the pain,

    the struggle, the joy, the tears, love, good and bad times... They all made me a stronger person and helped me appreciate every aspect of life and above all stay in tune with what it is to be human.... This is: to help others and love life to the fullest... ❤️😊
    deleted deleted
    Jan 10

    Sometimes people are only in our lives

    for a little while, but they can still have an impact. There was a guy I used to know, and even though he was wonderful and we got along really well, it just didn't work out. Lately, I've been trying to find the motivation to make changes in my life. They aren't easy, and it...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 8

    The Difference Between School And Life.

    In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson. ~Tom Bodett
    HeretoHelp99 HeretoHelp99
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    Someone once told me: "As soon

    as you start living your life for love and nothing else, you would be amazed at the progress you would make." Karma man...karma. The more you give the better you get
    MagiclessMinotaur MagiclessMinotaur
    22-25, M
    Feb 3

    It's Thanksgiving here in the US,

    so we're all busy being thankful. I try to be every day. I have so many wonderful people in my life, and I try not to take that for granted. I had someone, years ago, who loved me more than most people ever will. I was too stupid to appreciate it at the time. He truly accepted...
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2014

    A young woman went to her grandmother

    and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her and she did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as soon as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her grandmother took her to the...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 17

    "No one can make you feel inferior without your

    consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt If I could scream this from the mountain tops, I would!!! You can't control what other people do or say, but you CAN control how you react! The only person responsible for how you feel is yourself!!! Chew on that! People can't make you feel bad or...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 14

    and for the ideas that have

    now come to me. oh my god im bublling away with all the ideas. i feel so awesome at the moment, waking up every day, in great disbelief how can one be so amazing as me. there is nothing i can be ungrateful for; i have the most amazing life and body and soul on this planet for me...
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 27

    Forgiveness... One reason we resist forgiving

    is that we don't really understand what forgiveness is or how it works. We think we do, but we don't. Most of us assume that if we forgive our offenders, they are let off the hook — scot-free — and get to go about their merry ways while we unfairly suffer from their actions...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    We all grow like a tree.

    It takes time and hard work and patience to grow tall and strong. There are some seasons that are better than others, but every year we grow and move forward a little at a time.Sometimes, in life, what we have worked so hard to build gets destroyed. It can be devistating.However...
    KnockoutGnome KnockoutGnome
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 14

    I wasn't born with a heart of steel!

    ! In the process of rebuilding myself I had to pick the parts that I needed the most to never ever get hurt again!!! Life is great and so fantastic!! I am in an amazing stage of my life where I see things for what they are and what they are worth! I am also one of the very few...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    A Good Walk I love to be able to walk

    after a long day of work. It helps me let go of stress and put me in a better mood. Second it allows me to see the big picture of life and to properly adapt to its challenges . Third it makes me thankful for what my eyes can see. Lastly it inspires me to think of creative ideas...
    simplyme6791 simplyme6791
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    I was a teen Mom who had no idea how hard I

    made my life when it didnt have to be. Never the less, my two kiddos and I turned out just fine. It was not an easy path but I made it through and for that im grateful.
    WhyMeWhyNotMe WhyMeWhyNotMe
    36-40, F
    Feb 2

    I realise I feel pain

    when I observe a need for other people's disappointment. whether they are disappointed or their disappointment is just perceived or anticipated, is very very same. air have equal pain... I also realise this Hurt was always part of my life .... I wonder why
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    Sometimes life throws you mAny curveballs

    where it feels like you are spinning out of control! That very thing that you thought you could control you realize that you are powerless & have to surrender it all to a higher being! That man name is Jesus!! He may not always come when we want him too but he will always be...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2014

    I had back a paralised dream last night

    and this time I couldn't open my eyes and destroyed the ******* demon but I rolled up him and opened my mouth and say A for the second time and I felt that ******* demon trumble thrilling and shaking on my belly stomach and chest as his last spasm and let me hear his moaning and...
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69
    46-50, M
    Jan 21

    I use to ask "why me?

    " a lot and I was very bitter! I had a horrible childhood and used that as an excuse as to why I was an unhappy adult! As I've gotten older, I see how all those bad experiences molded me into the person I am today....Which is a fairly decent person with a lot of wisdom. I look...
    moniekita1988 moniekita1988
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015
    FeelingYourPain2 FeelingYourPain2
    5 Responses Dec 17, 2014

    Letting Go

    Surely we've all heard that old cliche' about wisdom coming with age.  I'd never claim to be wise but life's certainly provided me with numerous opportunities to learn.Some lessons were easily learned, others I've struggled with.  Forgiveness is one of those I've had to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    15 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    And once the storm is over,

    you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about.
    NewRomantics NewRomantics
    18-21, F
    Jan 8

    Here are a few to share with you 1) never let

    negativity or shame get into you whatsoever. Don't let it get past your body. Don't let it I to your thoughts, instincts, mind, heart- treat negativity as if there is no such thing. Nothing good can ever come out if it. Ever. Put up your shield against it. 2) recognize that...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Do not waste your energy

    and try to justify others about your life and the decisions you make. Rather use it to create great things. For you, for someone else and even those who doubted you. Be the inspiration that everyone needs!
    ReflectivMind ReflectivMind
    1 Response Jan 22

    I had a moment of despairing.

    I saw that the conditions I would be living in would be... as I put it a few hours ago, "Oh god...it's bad...This is really bad..." There may or may not have been a little bit of crying. (There's no proof) I finished up, though. We all get to have our moments. They just should...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness
    1 Response Aug 3, 2015

    Never have I seen so many old,

    young, privileged, people trying so hard to be happy. There are countless articles written about it, blogs named for it, workshops attending to it. Who ever said we're supposed to be happy all the time, anyway? We're not. And the pressure to do so might be what's making us...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 4

    Don't waste your time looking back on what you

    have lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards. ☺️☺️☺️
    KenziLim KenziLim
    22-25, F
    Mar 21

    The root of many mistakes can be avoided

    if we would just listen to our own logic! I hate when I mess that up!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Forever grateful for showing me exactly what i

    dont want in my life . Also for showing me exactly where i want to be .
    2005angelwings 2005angelwings
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 22


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    lexmiller lexmiller
    22-25, F
    Mar 16

    I'm at Wendy's and I ordered a 10 piece chicken

    nugget. The cashier said "that will be $3.49". So then I asked her "how much is a 6 piece nugget" she said "$1.49". so I asked "how much is a 4 piece" and she said "$1". Hmmm. I canceled my order and said "can I get one 6 piece and one 4 piece" ? My total came up to $2.83 (tax...
    3dayweekend 3dayweekend
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    "Tom", from my class last semester wanted to

    get dinner and we tried planning it for a month but things didn't work out. He also suggested seeing a movie after eating but I felt like he was trying to turn it into a date and my intentions were only to be friends. We were set for Friday dinner but I got a horrible feeling...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 5

    I tend to view people

    as math problems with a lot of subjectivity within them. Subjectivity refers to life circumstances that explain why they act the way they do. It can be frustrating when there's so much subjectivity that things just don't add up. Underlying subjectivities of up bringing, past...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 19

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