Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lessons Learned

Life teaches us lots of lessons. The title of one of my grad school essays was, "Then Life Happened"...speaking to pivitol points in my life. I am amazed at the lessons I've learned just by living life. I like these lyrics:

Lessons Learned
There's some things that I regret,
Some words I wish had gone unsaid,
Some starts,
That had some bitter endings,
Been some bad times I've been through,
Damage I cannot undo,
Some things,
I wish I could do all all over again,
But it don't really matter,
Life gets that much harder,
It makes you that much stronger,
Oh, some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were,
Lessons learned.

And every tear that had to fall from my eyes,
Everyday I wonder how I get through the night,
Every change, life has thrown me,
I'm thankful, for every break in my heart,
I'm grateful, for every scar,
Some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned.

There's mistakes that I have made,
Some chances I just threw away,
Some roads,
I never should've taken,
Been some signs I didn't see,
Hearts that I hurt needlessly,
Some wounds,
That I wish I could have one more chance to mend,
But it don't make no difference,
The past can't be rewritten,
You get the life you're given,
Oh, some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were,
Lessons learned.

And all the things that break you,
All the things that make you strong,
You can't change the past,
Cause it's gone,
And you just gotta move on,
Because it's all,
Lessons learned.
"Some Hearts" Carrie Underwood

The other night I found myself sitting in the living room talking to two great friends of mine. I was asking them questions about life. What is one of you favorite memories of the past year? What is the greatest lesson you learned this past year? And so forth. I was grateful to be able to hear the answers to these questions and more. What a great moment and memory! I want to have more of these moments.

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