We cannot always be responsible for the happiness of others. We make our choices and then we live with them. We need to take responsibility for those choices without putting the blame on others. This is something I've told my children over and over again as needed. : )
Years ago, I read a quote that has stuck with me ever since. "There are two lasting things we can give our children. One is roots and the other is wings." "Roots" are relatively easy for me. It's the "wings" part that's definitely a little more difficult for me. Seeing them soar, though, definitely makes it all worth the pain!!
I believe that there's a definite plan in everyone's life. Something so much bigger than us is in the driver's seat. We are just the passengers along for the ride.
I believe in letting go of what I can't control. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes me a while to remember that's an option. : )
I learned in a 12 step program years ago that when you point your finger at someone there are more fingers pointing back at you. Try it. It's true. : )
I've learned that you don't have to be busy all the time. For so many, this is a deterrent from having to be alone in your thoughts and taking an honest look at yourself. It's so much easier to be in denial, isn't it? : (
I've learned that what people think of me is none of my business. I've learned that committing random acts of kindness makes me very happy and sometimes it's best just to listen without saying a word.
I've also learned that the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is fear. You either come from a place of love or you come from a place of fear. That was a very big lesson for me to learn and it put many things into perspective for me.
Finally, I've learned that EVERY DAY I am a work in progress. I am not the same person today that I was yesterday. Hopefully just a little bit better. : )
What are some of your favorite life lessons? I would truly LOVE to hear them!!
Many blessings to you for a beautiful Thursday ~ Wendy xo