Opal Siren

My life in dreams

Old Life Lessons That We Still Forget

on April 24, 2012

Well hello there, it is nice to see you write again!

This past week my husband and I were so busy tending to family members who are very ill and his upcoming deployment.

We are very exhausted to say the least. Not to mention that I still have three weeks left of school and housework that needs to be completed.

I am so thankful that my husband at least was able to stay for a few more days so we can get through this together. I am also thankful that no tragedies have occurred as of yet. All I can say is that something or someone must be looking after us.

I can take a few things from all of  this, like how fast time goes by and how fragile life is. It is really important that we  do not take everything so seriously and look at everything with a sense of humor. You really never know what could happen and when it could happen.

I often say that we usually miss the point of  why we are all here. We use our time and energy on acquiring material things, prestige, money, etc…

We tend to let ourselves get in the way, and at times all we do is think about ourselves and our needs. Every once in a while it is good to stop, breathe, and think about those around you. Selfishness leads to loneliness. You become a people repellent.

It is also important to mend relationships, appreciate others, be thankful, patient, and try to stay away from drama.

I know it is hard at times to steer clear of the mess that drama brings and I am also constantly working on this. But we have to remember that the old rules still apply today: if you want to be respected, show respect. If you want to be treated kindly, be kind. If you want people to apologize, then learn to apologize and recognize when you are wrong.

You cannot go through life expecting everything to be handed to you and for people to bow down at your presence. Especially when you are not willing to do the work and give of yourself. Also, do not take out on others your misfortunes. We all have them, and some people out there are worse off than you.

Try not to judge others or pretend you know what happens in other people’s lives. Again, the old rule applies: There is always two sides and sometimes three sides to a story. Therefore, placing blame on others or assuming you know how things are  in other people’s lives will only bring more hostility into your life. The only people who know what really is going on are those that are living in the situation themselves.

When life gives you a second chance, take it and use this opportunity to the fullest. At the same time do not let pride get in the way. It is ok to ask and be willing to accept help. Sometimes too much pride can actually hurt you.

Lastly, jealousy is normal and it happens to the better of us. But you cannot let it control who you are and you certainly should not bring down the person you are jealous towards. Acting this way will get you to a place you really will enjoy: nowhere. Stop worrying about what others are doing and focus on what you are doing. Trust me, you will get further this way.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, and please feel free to comment.

Happy Reading!!!!

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