1. Absolutely an oldie but goodie. I think to myself all the time, ‘what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger’! Sad but true. I have made some poor decisions in my life, half-way knowing that they were bad decisions even as I jumped right in. But rather than giving up or continuing my life on that same track, I have been able to transition away from those errors in judgement and move on.

    Thank you for sharing this. Love the ‘lemons’ graphic.

    • I think that’s what life is all about, Leslie, going forward from where we are in this moment. If we can learn and grow without wasting a lot of energy on “shoulda, woulda, coulda.” I hope you are having a lovely day.

  2. Such a good reminder! I must admit I cut everybody else way more slack than I cut myself! I say all the right things out loud, but still have to coach the silent thoughts while I’m waiting to hop in the shower!

  3. It’s so easy to see other people, what they have or how they look, and see what is lacking in ourselves. Your post puts it all back into perspective. Love and accept yourself where you are, right now. There is no one else in this world quite like you!

  4. I remember the quote about it not being the cards we’re dealt but how we play the hand Christie and that’s so true – it doesn’t stop me wishing for a great singing voice, an awesome body, a million dollars, or whatever else though. Still, I’m also very grateful for the blessings I have and for every minute I get to enjoy this life I’ve been given.
    PS I sent you an email – if you didn’t get it can you let me know (leanne.lecras@gmail.com) and thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx

  5. A good reminder. I think that people act in a certain way to hide their true selves for others. You mentioned something about smarts and it is amazing how people think they are superior if they are smart. I often use think of the quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson-“Half of being smart is recognizing what you don’t know.” Nobody knows everything. I will admit that I am about smart of as a bag of rocks in certain areas. People find that it is a sign of weakness, when it means that something can become a learning opportunity for me. Only people who are honest with themselves and in touch with themselves are comfortable with their weaknesses. #MLSTL

  6. Hi Christie! I hope you are enjoying your break and thank you for taking the time to link up at #MLSTL. We put so much pressure on ourselves don’t we and waste so much time on regret or wishing we were different. Loved the thoughts in your post Christie and I needed to read this today. Thank you xx

    • Yes, Sue. If only we can train ourselves (and remember) to look at what we have as gifts, nourish them and enjoy them, but not attach “goodness” to them, and thus not attach bad feelings to those characteristics or talents we haven’t been gifted. I hope you are having a lovely day!

  7. I’m generally so hard on myself and more tolerant of other people in so many instances, but that’s not to say I’m without judgement either. We do need to accept ourselves first and love ourselves for what we are.

  8. It is so amazing that we attach so much importance to things that most of the time we have no control of. My first husband once said to me that he couldn’t understand why I couldn’t control my weight when I put so much importance on how I looked like my having extra poundage showed a weakness in me. God gave all of us gifts and it would be boring if we all had the same ones.

    • Yes, exactly Victoria. If everyone looked the same and had the same talents, they wouldn’t be special at all, would they? If only we could accept everyone as uniquely wonderful (ourselves included). I’m working on that.

  9. I’m a big fan or reminding myself that we might be different but we are all equal in some measure i.e. we all have positive attributes. And yes life serves up challenges but as you say pass the tequila and salt. Now there’s an idea! Sharing in my FB group 🙂

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