I learned if I had the choices between having all my wishes come true and having my life, as it is now, with my boys, I would choose my boys everyday and twice on Sunday. If I had a million dollars and no Josh or Finn, it wouldn’t have any value to me.
I learned my belief in what I know to be right and true is more important than keeping my job.
**This is painful for me to write, after 3 months of unemployment, but it’s no less true.**
I learned you have to work hard for what you want and when you get what you want, the working hard never stops. With hard work and faith I’ll get where I’m meant to be.
I learned you’ll live the lesson OVER and OVER until you learn it…even if it’s a painful one.
I learned the lessons that are the most valuable usually are the most painful to learn.
I learned the value of our spirit is greater than the value of anything externally.
I learned when you get to the bottom of the barrel, you need to give yourself permission to freak out, pull it together, and then find another barrel.
I learned misery might like company, but strength of character and courage also likes company. We can find strength from other people who are going though the same challenges as well as people who fought their way out of the same challenge. Together everybody achieves more.
I learned the more someone is in crisis, the less they are able to camouflage who they truly are…what their soul is made of.
I learned that I’m stronger than I thought (again).
What did you learn for sure this year?