Lessons in LIfe

lessons in life havocaLESSONS OF LIFE . . .

I feared being alone until I learned to like myself.

I feared failure until I realized that I only fail when I don’t try.

I feared success until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy
with myself.

I feared people’s opinions until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.

I feared rejection until I learned to have faith in myself.

I feared pain until I learned that it’s necessary for growth.

I feared the truth until I saw the ugliness in lies.

I feared life until I experienced its beauty.

I feared death until I realized that it’s not an end, but a beginning.

I feared my destiny, until I realized that I had the power to change
my life.

I feared hate until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.

I feared love until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade
into endless sunny days

I feared ridicule until I learned how to laugh at myself.

I feared growing old until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.

I feared the future until I realized that life just kept getting better.

I feared the past until I realized that it could no longer hurt me.

I feared the dark until I saw the beauty of the starlight.

I feared the light until I learned that the truth would give me strength.

I feared change, until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly
had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly.

And ….. AFTER A WHILE…..

….you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand
and chaining a soul

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaving
that company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises;

And you begin to accept your defeats
with your head held up and you eyes opened.
with the grace of an adult,
not the grief of a child

And you learn to build your roads on today
because tomorrows ground is too uncertain
for plans

After awhile, you learn that even sunshine
burns if you get too much;

So you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers;

And you learn that you really can endure…
that you really are strong
and you have worth.

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One Response to Lessons in LIfe

  1. AvatarDonna Stowe says:

    Hi I have been abused and molested from the age of 6 I am now 49 years old and I am dying on the inside and I need help

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