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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Lessons Learned

The next chapters of The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, are all about the lessons he learned along his journey.

Here are the lessons I've learned (or some of them):

1. Accidents happen, and start at an early age. Things can be replaced, people can't.

2. Trust your gut, I've found it's that intuitive sense that becomes much clearer the closer you get to God and there is NO better guide.

3. Never underestimate yourself. You are exactly who God says you are and can do what God says you can do. That's a pretty big picture, so...

4. Don't sweat the small stuff, it all works out eventually, and the lessons learned are unbelievable!

5. True love RARELY happens with that first boyfriend and life is NOT over.

6. It is true, when you quit trying to find him, your soul mate is found.

7. Aging is not the worst thing in the world. With aging comes wisdom and assurance that is SO lacking in youth.

8. Blood is thicker than water.

9. ALL wounds heal...eventually.

10. Some wounds do leave scars and that is to serve as a reminder.

So...what other life lessons are out there?


Just Me said...

What other lessons have I learned?

- There are evil people in this world who will make the choice to give into evil and hurt those aorund them. . I get to chose how I respond to their sin against me.

- That friendships who last a life time are rare but incredibly sweet. BUT the friendships that last their assigned seasons in my life, are just as sweet too .

- That the things done TO me in life, don't define who I am. God alone gives me worth & value...

- Emotions are NOT biodegradable - stuffing them doesn't make them go away. You need to deal with them, and get healing, or they will come back to bite you!

- Acquaintances don't cost me much - but community is expensive.

Dawn said...

Those are some very valuable lessons - and very real. I could especially relate to 5, 6, and 7!

Shalee said...

Life lessons:

No matter how little I think I have, I'm rich beyond my wildest dreams.

Every day is precious (even Mondays).

God is the same today as he was yesterday and as he will be tomorrow.

There is nothing that is bigger than God. He can handle all our puny worries.

Take time to play, be it with your kids, your mate, your friends or to do something that is fun only to you.

Don't let what others may think keep you from being who God made you to be.

The only opinion that matters is God's.

The more that you give away/share/love, the more joy you find in life.

Eat more chocolate. Life is too short to pass on dessert.