Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 23 - What life has taught me.

While I've totally let this 'blog every day in May' challenge go out the window but I'm back for day 23...
Things I've learned that school won't teach me.
Where should I start. I could probably go on for days and days...
I'll highlight the more important few today.

~ Love yourself. When you have no one to turn to, you should be able to turn inside and feel comforted, feel confident with the person you are.

~ Don’t be so hard on yourself, we all make mistakes, fail, fall and get back up time and time again.
That's part of living life and the beauty in tomorrow’s.

~ You’re a good Mom. Regardless of the bad day, the yelling, the time-outs, poor manners, frustrations, you're still a good Mom. That love you feel inside for your child is like nothing else in the world.
It's surreal.

~ You can do hard things. Challenge yourself Laura, really. Push yourself to be great, to go outside of your comfort zone, to try new things. Just do it.

~ It's ok to not have the last word in an argument. It's ok to be the one to walk away and bow out of a fight. You’re actually the stronger person when you’re the one to swallow your pride and apologize first. Pride is ugly.

ps - next week I have a guest post planned by a really great friend of mine discussing a very real and raw topic about motherhood. You don’t want to miss her story.



Sandy said...

Nice post Laura, you've hit on some very important parts of life. BEDIM

Aleshea said...

The argument one. I have yet to learn this lesson but as of late I feel the univerise is trying to teach me this. Hah, and of course it is the first thing I pick out of your post.

Excuse me while I bow out gracefully since I realize even further God wants me to learn this lesson.

Kaitlyn Aiono said...

This is great. I really have to learn that it's okay to not always have the last word. That pride man, it's killer.