I am 58, overweight again, and trying to get healthy. I am blogging about weight loss and everyday issues for women. My blog will include ramblings about the daily life of a mother, grandmother, wife and friend. I would love to have you come along for the ride!
Day 23, Thursday: Things you've learned that school won't teach you
Something that I learned at a young age that I wasn't taught in school was to appreciate every day. I learned that nothing is guaranteed. You can have everything perfect one day and the next your whole world can change. I learned that no one is invincible.
When my first husband died I was 24. At that age, we expected that we had our whole lives ahead of us. We were planning for our future. We had three young children. We were looking for a new house to purchase. We were moving along rapidly in life. Then he went to work one day and didn't come home.
Life changes is a matter of seconds. I learned that you really have no control. Since that day if I wanted to do something with my family, I did it. Other things can wait. If the house isn't perfect, will that matter in a day or two? If I feel the need to do something, I do it. Why wait? I need to do something when I have the chance. The chance may not repeat itself.
I think there are some lessons that you can't learn in any other way. People can tell you things, but until you experience them for yourself you don't really understand.