Tuesday, January 22, 2013

LIFE IS A TEACHER WE SHOULD LISTEN TO



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Got this in gmail from Mr. Quote Man and is something truly worth thinking about...........

"Everything is a life lesson. Everyone you meet, everything you encounter, etc. They're all part of the learning experience we call 'life.' Never forget to acknowledge the lesson, especially when things don't go your way. If you don' get a job that you wanted or a relationship doesn't work, it only means something better is out there waiting. And the lesson you just learned is the first step towards it."     -- Author Unknown


I think nobody is ever without any problem. People struggle with some kind of difficulty or suffering somewhere there in their lives, big or small, visible or not. I do.. and you'd think that at this age I would have been through it all. But I remember mom saying often in the course of my growing up .... 'life is one big university and we are its students'. Others may say it in other different ways but it's all the same thing or as mom would say ... 'same old dog, different collar'.

And that's what I've learned -- we should try to see it that way if we are to make sense of all our troubles. It cannot simply be ignored nor can we just turn the other cheek and look for other explanation or rationale to it..... one which suits our personal preferences which apparently ride on our comfort zones.

Indeed life is and always will be about lessons and we are expected to learn them........ the lessons are there right before our eyes and it will keep repeating itself in our lives until we decide to understand and accept it for the learning we should be doing anyhow.

I heard this from a friend long ago..... 'but I don't get it; I don't see it'. Another friend with all honesty replied to this with .... 'there's nothing wrong with life --- life is what it is; but there could be something wrong with you. Think about it. Take down the blinders in your mind and in your heart... then you will begin to understand'.

May God bless your day and week.




4 comments:

  1. Ellen,

    I agree that it is upto us to take life as we wish to. If we face it with courage learning lessons well at each step then it is interesting but if we look at it as problem then we can never be happy.

    Take care

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    1. Good insights from you as usual. Thank you, Jack, for dropping by and for sharing your wisdom. God bless you and your family.

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  2. Loved all your quotes! All are so appropriate!

    Thanks for your recent visit to my Joy4Today blog!

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    1. WELCOME to my blog! Delighted to see you. Thank you for your lovely comment. Hope you have a good day and week as blessings pour out just for you.

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