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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:34
cal821 cal821 is offline
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Thought I would share:

50 Lessons Life Taught Me.... finding truth one step at a time...




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. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s not OK to get angry with God even if He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is —–about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never —–blinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
20. It is never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and the good place settings. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important *** organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this —–matter?”
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in —–touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or —–didn’t do.
35. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours —–back.

41. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.


Thank you for reading my thoughts...


As Always I wish you peace

Cal821
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in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:50
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Hey dave. I love this, I say yes yes yes. Iwant to laugh again and play again, enjoy my life again and I'm on my way dear friend. Its true, you can feel the Masters hand sewing my heart together again, He says, "be of good cheer daughter", I haven't arrived yet but I'm gonna get there.Amen. Thankyou dear friend.

Chrissie. Xx
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Old November 9th, 2012, 15:51
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hi dave welcome home
lovely thread to start with on your return
when it comes to chocolate resistance is futile i learnt that one when i was 5
its never too late to have a happy chidhood chrissie is calling for me later on to go out and play
save for retirement that ones too late if i start saving now i may be able to buy an extra egg a week when i retire
the most important organ is the brain mine isn't working very well
try not to win every argument but i'm usually right but i will try not to be
i've always been excentric
forgive everyone i'm working on this
50 lessons all so true dave and we should read them many times to give us the encouragement in this hard journey through our grief thank you
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Old November 9th, 2012, 21:38
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Dave,

after reading this several times, alot of what you said, my husband used to tell me everyday after he had his first of seven heart attacks. I am understand what he was talking about. Life is to short and tommorrow isn't promised to anyone.

Sheryl
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Old November 10th, 2012, 04:16
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hi dave i am going to print out your thread so i can carry it with me and read it if i ever get too down we need reminding sometimes not to waste the days especially over petty small things that don't really matter
everyone of us with the loss of our loved one should also try to realise and remember that they loved us as well and they would hope with all their hearts that we would all find an acceptance in our loss and some happiness again in our lives all of them need us to smile again not just for us but for them as well
hope your doing alright dave it's good to have you back with us
love hazelxx
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Old November 10th, 2012, 06:49
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Shalom in Yeshua Dave, nice thread!!

May God bless you
Tom
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Old February 12th, 2013, 13:19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cal821 View Post

Thought I would share:

50 Lessons Life Taught Me.... finding truth one step at a time...




1. Life isnít fair, but itís still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Donít take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You donít have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. Itís more healing than crying alone.
8. Itís not OK to get angry with God even if He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it wonít screw up the present.
12. Itís OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Donít compare your life to othersí. You have no idea what their journey is óĖabout.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldnít be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But donít worry; God never óĖblinks.
16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
19. When it comes to going after what you love in life, donít take no for an answer.
20. It is never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and the good place settings. Donít save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Donít wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important *** organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ďIn five years, will this óĖmatter?Ē
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job wonít take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in óĖtouch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or óĖdidnít do.
35. Whatever doesnít kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative Ė dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone elseís, weíd grab ours óĖback.

41. Donít audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isnít useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you donít ask, you donít get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isnít tied with a bow, but itís still a gift.


Thank you for reading my thoughts...


As Always I wish you peace

Cal821
hello dave, just had another look at this, had a cry a laugh and a ponder its so good, just to say thanks.

chrissie. xx
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Old February 12th, 2013, 20:47
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Cal,

These were all very insightful

#8 - I don't agree with this one. Its OK to be angry with God, because he can take it and he understands

#35 - don't we all know this one

#43 - and we are all grateful for ones who loved us

Hugs,

Sheryl
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Old March 25th, 2014, 16:54
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bump to the top for re read
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Memory can only tell us what we were,
in the company of those we loved;
it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become.
Yet no person is really alone;
those who live no more echo still within our thoughts and words,
and what they did has become woven into what we are.

I wish you peace and a level path on your journey...

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