Three lessons for my next life, Revisited

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)
  • Champion experiences
  • Develop compassion
  • 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.

Stay Gold.

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