Jul 9, 2013

Life Lessons and Friendship...

Sometimes the most important life lessons 
are the ones we end up learning the hard way...

I came across this the other day just as I was going through some not so happy times.  
I read it, but did not really pay much attention to it.  I also saved it.

A few days ago, a friend lost his mother.  I realized that what was 
bothering me was nothing compared to what happening to 
him and his loved ones.

Going through my stuff I once again came across this thought.  Today I read it
I reflected on it and I realized how fortunate I am and whatever it is that was
causing me to have a few not so good moments (now forgotten)
is really nothing when put into the big picture.

I always know that I have a good life.  I try to 
never take anything for granted because I know how it feels 
to be on the other side.  I know that there are others who 
are having much harder times.  I am grateful and I appreciate the little 
things in life....

Remember never forget to be thankful for what you have.
It is NOT always better on the other side.  
Life is one long, continuous race. It is only when you reach
 the finish line do  you realize you were your only competition.

For now it's a little celebration at our place.
Nice to have good friends visiting and to make new ones.
The boys had a night out and I guess they must have had a blast
because Arvid did not come home until the wee am hours :)
Today they have another day out and I get to do a little
shopping and girl stuff.  Perfect for all of us!

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Mistakes made in life are our lessons in disguise. 
And sometimes, the best lessons learned,
 came from the worst mistakes made...