10 Life Lessons you should UNlearn

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10 Life Lessons you should UNlearn
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 8:19am

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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 10:51pm
LOL, yeah, a nice pair of boots always gives me a shot of confidence.

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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 4:55pm
I was hoping you'd comment on this article... most important thing you mentioned is that when you suffered loss you never lost yourself.. . food for thought .
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Tue, 01-18-2011 - 4:51pm
Yes you are and never forget it.... especially when you wear those boots of yours.
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 10:55pm

I think I've got this pretty much covered. Of course I'll hit a snag from time to time like when someone extraordinary will intimidate me with their intellectual brilliance even though I can stand my own pretty well normally..or..I'll be in a room full of skinny people looking like fashion models and I'll feel like a tubbo even though I know no one cares one hoot about what I look like for they'll all be looking at each other..LOL..but I'll just wish I looked a little more like them in the thinner department! You know, unimportant stuff like that! But for the most part, I live according to one of my favoite quotes..coined by me....

"Life is good...even when it isn't!!"

1. Problems are bad...They may feel bad at the time, but they are learning experiences and I know I'll come out better for having had to deal with such problems.

2. It's important to stay happy... I must stay content and satisfied..and then happiness will follow.

3. I'm irreparably damaged by my past... I was damaged by my past, but I worked at not letting it stiffle who I was meant to be and who I am today.

4. Working hard leads to success... I like when they said, "Play, not work, is the key to success." I so agree!! I mean, you have to work hard to make a career successful; but if you have to sacrifice play for it, is it really worth it in the end?

5. Success is the opposite of failure... When I try something new and find I'm not that good at it, I take a detour and try something else! You are successful when you're at peace with your life and who you are. If you're not at peace..fix it..you have the power!!

6. It matters what people think of me... Yes, it does matter what people think of me. What matters is that if I'm in a group of people that I do not feel warmly welcomed by, I know that these are not my kind of people. I take a detour and find a better more interesting group to be with and that matter to me!!

7. We should think rationally about our decisions... I so agree! I go by my gut feelings!! If a decision doesn't feel right, it probably isn't!

8. The pretty girls get all the good stuff... Nonsense!! This one made me think of my first husband. I'll admit I was a tall slender very attractive glamour girl back then. After six years of trying to tolerate him, I told him that he had no idea who I really was...as I was finally kicking his arse to the curb!!

9. If all my wishes came true right now, life would be perfect... Yea, I agree with all of that..but..when we win the lottery, our life really will be perfect!! LOL!!

10. Loss is terrible... Agree with what they said! When I've suffered terrible loss, I never lost me.

Interesting stuff to think about..Thanks!

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 10:03pm

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 6:58pm
LOL, thanks. I think I'm still pretty much of a nut case in most crowded or party situations, but I put up a good front and don't let on that I'm arguing with myself inside ("People are looking at me funny!" "Stop it. No one is looking at you. You're fine."). But I do like the idea I'm a woman to be reckoned with!

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 4:24pm
Gee silly to think the grass is greener.... to be happy with what you have and how you live is the best. Glad you are Hilary. Gee whiz just look at little Taylor down there.
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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 4:19pm
You've become a woman to be reckoned with, Ann.
I personally think that now when you walk down the street that people will notice you and notice how charming and centered you are... and if they don't, it's their loss.

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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 2:41pm

Number 6 really hit home for me.


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Mon, 01-17-2011 - 1:49pm

Another interesting link Suzan .. keep things in perspective, think positive!