Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Every Day in May - Life's Lessons

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.

What lessons have you learned?  


  1. That's deep. And powerful.

    I've learned to slow down. I'm still learning :)

    1. Thanks Amy! Maybe sometimes I get a little too deep. Life is a good teacher!

  2. It's a lesson I have learnt in the past year - life is just too short not to live it. To spend time with people and take photos, to open the good wine and not save it for a special occassion.

    Great post.

  3. I am getting wiser everyday. Like you said, it doesn't repeat, so you have to treasure the moment. Whenever I have a chance to spend one on one with my kids, I do it een if I have to cancel somethings. And not keeping the china dishes in cabinet, use them more often:) Thank you for sharing! Have a great weekend, my friend!


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