Today’s BEDM is a tough one for me, as the description is: What is the single most important lesson you have ever had?
At the age of thirty three, almost thirty four, I feel like I have learned so much about life. I am a completely different person today than I was at sixteen, at twenty one, even at thirty. Every day life teaches you something, whether its something for the better or something for the worse. As people we grow constantly, change and adapt to what life brings us. No one expects to go through half of the things that we as humans end up going through. Of course most people expect to fall in love, to settle down and to eventually die. However nothing can prepare us for heart break, loss and especially death.
Though most of life’s lessons are cliché, I think there is a lot to be said for the platitudes that people throw out. You’ll be fine. Time will tell. It is what it is. Live and let live. It could be worse. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And so on…
While we don’t necessarily want to hear those things at the time, they often turn out to be right. Things in the now are always so much worse than they are after some time. Don’t get me wrong, I worry a lot. I get myself upset easily and things can weigh down on me over a long period of time. However I’d like to think that mostly I am a cheery and optimistic person who can appreciate that at some point, “this too shall pass”.
My biggest and most important life lesson? Live it, love it, get over it, deal with it. No-one gets out alive ;)