One of my favorite things about writing is the reaction I get from people. I’m not talking about the ‘wow I love what you wrote’ comments or the ‘you’re a really good writer’ ones (though I don’t mind those). No, the reaction I enjoy most is ‘that blog you wrote really got me thinking.’ A while ago I wrote- Three Lessons for My Next Life– and it provided me with a ton thought-provoking feedback. Obviously, while people may agree with my three lessons a lot of people had ideas of their own.
With that in mind, I decided to make a list of the different lessons readers shared with me that they would take with them to their next life:
Give yourself permission to be who you truly are
Relationships over possessions/money
Appreciate the best in others
Always be honest
Listen more than you talk
There are exceptions to everything
Have faith more than hope
Love as much as you allow yourself to (both yourself and others)
Tell the people you love that you love them
Don’t care what other people think about you
Be kind to yourself (self-love)
Keep your head down and work
Start earlier on the dreams you thought were impossible (don’t postpone doing what you love just because you don’t feel capable right now)
Don’t take it all(mostly yourself) too seriously
Practice noticing details at an early age. Details about nature, about relationships, about cycles, about science, about yourself.
Enjoy youth while you’re am young. That limber body and high energy does not last forever
Learn to be a jack of all trades, except the trade of being a jackass.
Things you don’t remember matter more than the things you do, so appreciate everything as it happens
If there’s a lesson you’d like to share feel free to comment below.