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There is an old saying that says, “Blessed are those who find wisdom and who gain understanding.” Wisdom is a good thing and arguably, one of the most essential characteristics that a person can possess. A person that wants to be truly wise, needs to learn from their mistakes, try new things, listen to advice, take to heart what older people tell us, and by putting your knowledge to the test.
Today’s blog is unique. I asked people from all walks of life to share “What they have learned” during their life. The following “nuggets of truth” are a great compilation of knowledge and wisdom…just for you!!!
“My Grandma told me when I was 7 years old….”Don’t let nobody or nothing turn you into somebody you ain’t!” And… although it wasn’t until years later when I realized what she was saying, I now know how important that lesson is. If you could be successful following that one piece of advice, imagine how amazing life would be…And this from a woman who came to America from Lithuania at 6 years old with only 2 potatoes in her pocket….who only received a 6th grade education before working in a shirt factory.” ~ Matt S.
“I have learned to take a pause before saying what is on my mind. When I was younger, I would just open my mouth and just say whatever was on my mind. It was not always in my best interest. So, I have learned to use my filter.” ~ Kim R.H.
“The Dallas Cowboys suck.” ~ Luke K.
“Time goes entirely too fast. Make sure to take the time to enjoy the moments in your life. Especially those with your family and friends. Nobody says on their death bed – I wish I could do more work.” – Chris B.
“Have faith today because tomorrow is not a promise. Love your kids unconditionally.” ~ Sheila H.G.
“Try not to judge others by their worst moments, because if judged by the worst things we have said, thought, or done, none of us would fare well.” ~ Abram P.
“God is the only one who will be there — especially in desperate times. He is all sufficient.” ~ Nancy T. P.
“That Jesus is the way to the Father.” ~ Tammy K.I.
“That Christ died for my sins according to the scriptures, he was buried and rose again on the third day, according to the scriptures.” ~ Ruthie F.
“Get over it, let it go and move on.” ~ Mike W.
“People make mistakes. Love them and forgive the and pray they do the same for you.” ~ Heidi W.M.
“Only you can make yourself happy.” ~ Marcia Jones
“Focus on the goodness in people and more good will be revealed (Phil 4:8)” ~ Didi S.C.
‘Life has a purpose; the purpose is the Process; the Process is the Product.” ~ Clanton1934
“I learnt empathy. Empathy for people suffering from pain. I experienced pain and learnt to feel others pain ;-)” ~ Garfield Hug
“Listen! Yourself, nature, others…Listening should come before talking…” ~ Beth
“Most important: God loves me! Second most important: The only things I can control are my own behavior and attitude :)” ~ Lynn
“Choose your friends wisely so you don’t get lonely. That’s the most important thing in life.” ~ Adrian B.
“God is in control…most things are out of my control.” ~ Kerby
“God is good. Jesus loves me. His Word is true.” ~ VirtuousGirs
“You be you. Life is way too short to try to make others happy.” ~ Simplywendi
“Listen. When someone is speaking, let them finish. When impatient for something to happen, listen for God’s guidance and prompting. If it doesn’t happen right away, wait. Keep moving with life.” ~ ekurie
“As I get older, I don’t care about what other people think of me, it doesn’t affect my identity one bit! What a relief!” ~ cactusflower18
“Trust your gut. Of course, you have to recognize the feeling – the younger, the better.” ~ Vanessa Dawne
“Within love, all things exist.” ~ oldmainer
“Life is short! Live it truly!” ~ popsiclesociety
“I am a lot. I am definitely too much for some people. Those aren’t my people.” ~ Valerie S
“I’ve learned that calories actually do count!” ~ Nancy C.
“I am stronger than I think.” ~ Sharon A.
“And be kind before being correct.” ~ ekurie
“It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” ~ Stacy K.
“It is ok to fail.” ~ Liz T.
“Make friends as a child, in your teens, in college – especially with the people you naturally seem to avoid. They end up being the most interesting and enjoyable people later in life.” ~ Barbara K.
“Nerds make the best spouses.” ~ Barbara K.
“Learning doesn’t stop after you graduate.” ~ Elizabeth C.
“Stop feeling bad for outgrowing people who had the chance to grow with you.” ~ Nancy C.L.
How I feel or act depends upon my relationship with Christ. ~ Nancy C.L.
“Being alone is a life skill.” ~ Jessica E.
“I’ve learned that those desolate valley times…take you to amazing mountain times.” ~ Michelle G.
“Let food be thy medicine!” ~ Jane P.
“To give selflessly.” ~ Jenn H.
“We judge ourselves by our intentions. Reality judges us by our behavior.” ~ Ryan R.
“If you can’t fool yourself, who can you fool?” ~ Jeff C.
“I am only responsible for how I act and feel towards others. I am not responsible for how they feel or act towards me.” ~ Nancy C.L.
“The more I learn, the less I realize I actually know.” ~ Tom K.
“If there is one thing that I have learned in my life is how much more important listening is than speaking. My father always said to me, “Why do you think God gave us two ears, but only one mouth?” ~ Sean C
“That needing to leave your high-paying professional job and getting a low wage service job changes stranger’s perception of who you are. That there really isn’t anything you can say to a grieving person to make them feel better. Your presence is the best thing you can offer.”
“Every day is precious. Therefore, life works best when I view my cup as always, half full, not half empty.” ~ bigskybuckeye
“Take more pictures…every day!” ~ Robin G.
What is something that YOU have learned during your life? If you have some words of wisdom, please leave them in the “Comment Section” below.
Have a GREAT day!!