“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you.” ~unknown
Painful experiences in life can affect you in several different ways. They can cling to you and invade everything that you do each day coloring your existence with doubt and questions about your self-worth and value. Some people and/or events have hurt us down to our core and it seems we may never get over it, but we need to in order to move on and be the productive people we were meant to become in life. There are valuable life lessons to learn here. Read more... (771 words, 4 images, estimated 3:05 mins reading time)
The Hard Game of Life
Life is a hard game sometimes. No matter what you do, or how you try to find the gentler side of life, the easier the hard times seem to seek you out. When I look at people who are in their late teens and early twenties today, I have a hard time not telling them to be careful. There are some dark times in every life. Don’t worry too much though because they will bring you a lesson that will help you learn a valuable lesson. DO NOT BE AFRAID! Read more... (768 words, 10 images, estimated 3:04 mins reading time)
Are You Ready To Rise?
For a long time, I believed that if you created a graph of the activity and thought a person experienced in their life it would inevitably have a wide variety of points. There would be high moments where you experienced you best and of course there would be the predictable low moments where tragedy and disappointment visited a life. In between the highs and lows are the steady moments of life that make up the majority of our experiences and most lives exist in this but that chart is not accurate because it is just a representation of our perceptions and possibly limited beliefs. Read more... (889 words, 15 images, estimated 3:33 mins reading time)
Who hasn’t wanted to spread a valuable message to a large number of people all at once? That is the draw of blogging and writing. It is alluring to share advice because you hope all of your mistakes and bad experiences can help others. It would be great to have my thoughts and ideas help other people in a broad way.
I am stating my message, I want to make it one that a reader might remember and might have a positive effect on them. We can only deliver the message, it is up to others to decide if they want to hear what we have to say. Here are 3 big messages from me to you! Read more... (928 words, 5 images, estimated 3:43 mins reading time)
What Life Lessons have YOU learned Recently?
One of the great things about life is that no matter what you are doing, there is always an opportunity to learn new things and grow. I am very fortunate because life has been intent on teaching me a lot of things over the past few years.
I think that I was fortunate to develop a questioning of myself and the world, which allows me to look at situations from a different perspective than I did earlier in life. These are the three life lessons that life has taught me lately. Read more... (706 words, 5 images, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)