Monday, June 4, 2012

Life Lessons-BFF 197




      Over the course of my life I have learned several survival tactics to keep me sane and my heart in tact.  They are life lessons I didn’t always get the first time around but eventually understood and then put into practice.


1) Just because you are related to someone through blood or marriage doesn’t guarantee that they care whether you live or die.  When you are born you are placed within a family for better or for worse.  However, it is your life.  You can choose to have these people get their jollies making you miserable or you can choose to avoid them like the plague and leave them to stew in their own $hit and make someone else miserable.  Life is entirely too short to be miserable because you can’t cut the strings.  They will always be your family.  Nothing will change that, but you choose how much access you allow them of your life and how much time you give them if any.


2) No matter what you do, you will always have bills.  Even if you pay them on time, they will still show up again next month.  For a long time I made myself sick over the bills I didn’t have the money to pay.  No matter how much bill collectors try to bully you, those same bills will still be there tomorrow if you don’t have the money today…and guess what?  The world won’t come to an end if you don’t give them your payment immediately over the phone today.  No matter what they say, the sun will come up tomorrow whether they get your payment today or not.  Guess what, you will get them paid and it will come out alright in the end.








3)  People who lie to you and put you down are not your friends, and never were.








4)  The old saying that being nice to others will insure they are nice to you back is not always true.  What is true is if you are nice to others, you will have no regrets or anything they can truly hold against you later.










5) Stand up for yourself.  If you don’t, you can’t count on the fact anyone else will.  Grow some balls and fight for yourself.  Know when to walk away and know when to run. Know when to stand your ground and kick some a$$!










6) Enjoy life, and don’t sweat the small stuff.  Give all your worries to the L0rd.  Only He can really do anything about things anyway.








7) If you believe, the L0rd always provides.










8) Don’t expect much, and appreciate everything.  Life will go a lot smoother and you in turn will be a lot happier.







9)  Everyone has gifts and their own special abilities.  Love people for whom they are and never expect them to be someone they are not.






10)  Whatever you put off, like doing the dishes, will still be there for you to do later.  Eventually you will have to do it, so bite the bullet and get it over with.






11) Live each day as if it is your last with no regrets.  








12) If you do it, own it and take responsibility for your words and actions.  If you are not willing to do that, you might be better off keeping your mouth shut.




     Just a few life lessons I have learned along the way until next time when I give you another glimpse into the life of a trucker’s wife.

10 comments:

  1. I really wish I could do #11. I'm sure if I did there would be serious repercussions if I lived much longer, haha!

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    1. Lee, I struggle with that one too. If I had an unlimited supply of money I definitely would travel and go see all the things I would love to see. As it is, I simply must be happy here. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments. ♥

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  2. Awesome life lessons and so true!!!

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    1. JoJo, Thank you! I am so pleased you stopped by and I appreciate your comments! ♥

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  3. #10 is one that speaks to me--because I don't like putting off stuff--I like to get it over with--which would include paying the bills. No--the world won't end if I don't pay the bills or do the dishes today--but I'll surely sleep better tonight!! (I'm not a fan of procrastination).

    Wonderful lessons to live by!!

    Cheers, Jenn.

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    1. Jenn, I am an awful procrastinator about some things. I sleep just fine regardless. LOL Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments!♥

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  4. Perfect timing for me to read this, I was struggling to deal with a few of these lessons yesterday, thanks for the reminder..

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    1. Roe, you are very welcome. Thank you for stopping by to read and for your comments!♥

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  5. Great lessons, Kathy. I think I like #4 & #6 the best.

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    1. Darlene, thank you for stopping by to read and for your kind comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed it. ♥

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