I’ve learned so many lessons over the years. And from time to time, I share some of those lessons with you all. Today I’m going to share the biggest lesson that I’ve ever learned. It is very valuable so get ready. It’s a lesson that works in EVERY situation and can be applied to EVERYTHING!! WHAT I’ve learned over the years is:
There is a lesson in every situation!
It sounds simplistic. This lesson wasnt always known to me. I had heard similar thoughts like that one over the years from various people. This lesson didn’t CLICK until age 40! I got it! It made sense.
I GUESS aging, which yields tangible proof of how your life has been, does help. I’ve always been a person who pays attention to what has happened in my life, so the leap to believing and accepting this lesson was not out of character. But I know folks out there who DON’T pay attention or learn from their mistakes OR triumphs.
During The first 40 years of my life, there were many times where I didn’t view situations as lessons. I saw them as things that were done to me. I would get so angry or sad or hurt and couldn’t look beyond those feelings to see the bigger picture. At 40, I started a journey of major self discovery. I learned (with help) a bunch of lessons starting with how to look at things. One major one was that we call people into our lives. Another is that some people, jobs and homes have a season and aren’t meant to last forever; and its okay.I began to look at my life and see how one thing lead to another that lead to another. How a bad relationship led to a great job that led to a fun apartment that led to meeting the love of my life! I could look honestly at a bad decision I made and learn why I made it and how NOT to make it again. The list goes on and on.
Every person, every job, every decision, every movement, every situation is an opportunity for valuable life lessons. The bad, the good, the horrific, the messy, the wonderful, the surprising…you get the point. There is a lesson in situation and it taught me a new way to navigate through the world. I am much happier. I invite you to think about it.