Dec 26, 2009

Life's Lessons

Life's lessons of encouragement, here I share some of my own life lessons, as well as others that have been an encouragement to me during this past year. I pray that you will be encouraged, inspired, and blessed as you read each one. I will add more as I continue my blogging journey, is there a life lesson that you would like to share ?

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously.

5. You don't have to win every argument.

6. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

7. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

8. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

9. Make peace with your past so you can go move on to the present.

10. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

11. Don't compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.

12. Blaming others gives your power away.

13. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry; God never blinks

14. Life is too short for long pity parties, get busy living, or get busy dying.

15. You can get through anything if you give God everything.

16. A writer writes, if you want to be a writer, write.

17. It's never too late to have a happy childhood, the second one is up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't give up.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, use that special china, don't save it for a special occasion, everyday is special.

20. Be eccentric now, don't wait for old age to wear purple.

21. If you're holding on to the past, you can't enjoy the present.

22. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

23. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years will this matter?"

24. Always choose life.

25. Forgive .

26. Stop being a people pleaser, it's OK to say NO!

27. Time heals almost everything, you will know when it's time to move on, don't let anyone tell you it's time to get over it. With the help of the Lord you will have peace enough to take that step.

28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

29. In the end you will see that it really was about God, family, and good friends.

30. Believe in miracles.

31. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

32. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

33. Read the Psalms,they cover every human emotion.

34. Get outside every day, miracles are waiting everywhere.

35. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

36. Don't audit life, show up and make the most of it now.

37. Simplify.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Envy is a waste of time.

40. Prayer does change things.

41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

42. Take a deep breath, it calms the mind.

43. If you don't ask, you don't get.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

46. You cannot make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

47. No matter how much you care about people, some people just won't care back.

48. Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to, it doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

49. It takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

50. It's not what you have in your life, but whom you have in your life.

51. Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

52. We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

53. Either you control your attitude or it controls you.

54. Sometimes when we get angry we have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give us the right to be cruel.

55. Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them, and less to do with how many birthdays you have celebrated.

56. Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

57. No matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

58. It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others, sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

59. Two people can go through the same circumstances, yet each of their journey will be different.

60. The best is yet to come.


Andrea said...

AMEN..these are certainly life lessons to hold near and dear to our heart.
Blessings, andrea

Nikki (Sarah) said...

great list.

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Sweet Sister,

As I read through every one of your own life lessons I found my head nodding my head and saying yes yes yes. You are an encouragement and inspiration to me and you truly are a Joyful Sister!! There is so much depth to who you are and it's all because of Him. You live and breathe your life through Him and Him in you. Refreshment and fulfillment come in knowing Him and living through His will not our own and on my down days I have to kick myself in the behind and remove myself from my will and place myself back into His.

I love you dear sister. I truly do. This is a beautiful post and touched me to the core of my being and made me think deeply about each one that you listed here.

God Bless You.

Big Hugs & Prayers,

Peggy said...

WOW Lorie! Awesome God! Great encouragement and lessons learned in your life! It's always great for someone to share encouragement & inspirational thoughts gained on their journey to lessen the burdens the rest of us may be carrying or not yet learned. Thank you for sharing! I thought I'd choose a favorite but found them all to be good and favorable.

I needed to break them down or maybe organize in categories now that your list is up to 60. One for every day for two months... to reflect and apply the lesson. May God bless you as you continually bless us! Thanks so much!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, Lorie, I do like that #1 statement best of all! Happy New Year!

Musings of A Minister said...

WOW!WOW! I'll come back these many times to meditate on them. I will also be writing posts about some of them. Thank you.

Maria said...

Lovely lessons; thanks for sharing!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Each and everyone of these are so powerful. These life lessons are something I will share with others.
God Bless,

Cathy said...

Those are all great, Lorie. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Love and Hugs, Cathy

Charlotte said...

This is a great list. Amazing how much truth is in these statements. Thank you for sharing them with us today.
I hope you have a wonderful new year.

Tammy said...

Some great lessons.

Ginny said...

I loved this post! I cried through the whole thing. What an inspiration this is. I am going to copy it if that is ok. I think I want to hang it on a wall where i can read it every day.
Thanks so much for this encouragement.

From the Heart said...

You are so right. A great list to follow.

Rose said...

Love the list. Amen! Great reminders there. Thank you for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

All of these are absolutely wonderful!
I keep going over and over each one and thinking, "Yep - that one too!"
Thank you for sharing.

crochet lady said...

That is a great list of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

Wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
A blessed New Year!

Cheers and regards.

Rachel said...

Lorie, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! Thanks so much for posting this list - it's full of so many wonderful truths to embrace.


Joy said...

just wanted to stop by and drop a line to wish you a very Merry Christmas. I hope it was a good one! also to say thank you for being my friend and for all the love and support you have given me over the year. I am truly blessed and I hope we continue in the new year. have a blessed year in 2010~ take care. big hugs~joy

JonnyJpetros said...

Beautifully written - I love number 12 and number 35 is funny your very smart and talented thank you for sharing Sincerely Jonny

Leaon Mary said...


Wonderful life lessons. I've been thinking of things I've learned over the past year and some are on your list.

Blessing to you my sweet friend,
Love ya,

Nancie said...

Hi Lorie,

Great list! Thanks for sharing with us.

Thank God for seeing us through another year. Thank God that He is with us through all the changing scenes in life and we are More Than Conquerors through Him Who loved us!

Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. I am so glad to meet you and many wonderful friends through blogging. I have created a "More Than Conquerors Award" and I like to share with you. Please come over and receive it and feel free to pass it on to your friends who also are More Than Conquerors! Take care and Blessed New Year!


The Victorian Parlor said...

Beautifully said! Happy New Year!



Deborah said...

Hi Lorie, Just stopped by to wish you a happy new year filled with the peace and joy of the Lord!

Maxine said...

Oh, these are great, Lorie! They are lessons for all to learn and live!

God bless you in the year 2010!

GOD'S LADIE said...

Happy New Year! (((Hugzzz)) 2 U my lovely Sister! I have missed you all sooo much! I will be posting soon, but your post, as always, was truly a blessing. I want to tell you "Thank YOU" for blessing me with your prayers. GOD heard them all. I will be visiting again soon. Thanks again and Have a blessed & prosperous New Year!

Your Sistah in Christ,

LisaShaw said...

Thanks for sharing all the Life Lessons with us. Some I can surely identify with.

I pray a bright, healthy, peaceful and joyous New Year for you dear sister.

Happy New Year and love you.