Last December, I wrote a post entitled “New Year: Reflect, Learn and Grow” wherein I shared a compilation of things I learned in 2016.
Being that I am a work in progress and a girl attempting to live this life using it as my personal tutor, I would like to share some new things I have learned this year and THAT ONE lesson that has taken me the longest time to learn.
So . . . Here. We. Go!
In 2017 I learned that . . .
Patience is one virtue, that for me, does not come easy. I learned that the more I seek God, the more He seeks me. I learned that I discovered some of my deepest friendships out of my most difficult circumstances. I learned that I am stronger than I realized. I learned that I can find joy amid pain, because it’s all about perspective. That my dogs are still givers of unconditional love. I learned that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, so hang in there! I learned that traveling fills my soul with immense joy and that I must take the time to do it more often. I learned that my children are my biggest cheerleaders! I learned that on certain days, focusing on the blessings in my life is what keeps me afloat. That spending time alone is the best gift I can give myself. I learned to finally accept the “what is” in my life and leave the “what if’s” to God. I learned that looking at the bright side of things is a CHOICE. I learned that it is MY DUTY to give back every chance I get. I learned that life is beautiful even when things don’t go my way. I learned that a quiet mind is essential for my well-being. I learned that each decision brings about a conflict between head knowledge and heart knowledge and for me, the heart usually wins. I learned to embrace the unexpected. I finally learned to invest in myself. To celebrate the ordinary moments, for they each add up to what truly matters in life. I learned that I bring something special into this world that no one else has. We ALL do! I learned that many things that happen around me are NOT always about me. I learned that when all else fails, Pray!
In closing, I believe we ALL have that “ONE” lesson that no matter how many times it shows up in our life, it takes us a LONG TIME to learn!
Here’s a short clip of “Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday” wherein she asks the very important question, “What lesson has taken you the longest to learn?”
For me, the ONE LESSON that has taken me the longest to learn is the following . . .
“Since we are ALL on our own personal journey, no matter how much I may try, I cannot help another person on THEIR journey. Because it’s personal, they alone MUST do the work for themselves.” So I have learned, in those times, to “LET GO AND LET GOD.”