Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A little while back I wrote a post about life where I wondered what the greatest lesson you had learned in life was, why, and how it changed you. I wanted to share with you some of the wonderful responses I got from asking that question.
"Becoming offended is a choice. People cannot make me feel a certain way. They cannot make me act a certain way. Everything that I do is a choice." - Mediocre Renaissance Man
"It really isn't all about me." - Debtwo
"Eating late won't kill you." - My mom, five minutes ago on the phone. Gotta love her.
I think my lesson, thus far, is that it's important to live a life with no regrets. This is not only one of the hardest things to do, but the one that requires the most courage. It doesn't necessarily mean you have to do every single thing just to make sure you don't regret not doing it later, or vice versa. To me it means that you can decide if you want to regret something or not. You always have the power to choose how you perceive something, but you don't have the power to time travel to the past and change it. Yet, anyway.
My suggestions is to try and find the beauty in it. Appreciate what it taught you, how you grew from it, how it made sense in your life at that moment because it had a reason to. Don't seek out the bad to make yourself feel, well, bad. As my grandmother would say, don't throw yourself a pity party.
Here are some ridiculous life lessons I've also learned this last year:
If I don't forward my email/text message/Facebook post, I will die in the next 7.34 seconds, as will my entire family. Therefore if you don't forward this to 11,267 people in the next .7 seconds, you will die too, or so I'm told. (I'm sure you've heard this one before, but still. It never ends!)
If you predict the rapture and it doesn't happen, no problem. Go ahead and pick a new date. No one will mind as this will just give them more time to prepare for it. Again.
Dust Bunnies: Consider them actual pets and your life will be easier.
Being "followed" is now acceptable and no longer means you are in any kind of danger. As long as it's on the Internet. Not in the parking lot.
Any other life lessons y'all have learned? Do you know anyone that's actually ever died from that darn email? Because I'm not forwarding it. I'm not. I refuse!
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