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.