There are lessons everywhere in life. From the moment you are born you are constantly learning. Some lessons are easy and some are so hard you think you won’t survive them, let alone learn from them. But always, there is something it learn.
I live to learn. Not from a book or a schoolroom, but from life and people. From experiences and feelings. From walking and talking. And yes, from hanging out with a friend and a glass of wine. Or two.
The cool thing (I think) is that you just never know when, or what, you can learn from some body. It could be your bestie, a close friend, an acquaintance or a neighbor down the street. Nuggets of information can reveal themselves when you least expect it.
This is why I love this part of my blog. I have noticed, however, that I haven’t done much of it lately. I haven’t lost my desire but I have to admit that I have not been as proactive at reaching out to the people in my list. (Ya that’s right I have a list.) Are you on it? Maybe…….. If I know you then you probably are on it. Everybody has a story and something to teach me.
Randi taught me about yoga. I think of her every tine I get frustrated with yoga. I remember her telling me (as we sweated up a trail in the pouring rain) that they call it a practice because you never really know everything there is to know. Even the most seasoned yogi continues to work on themselves. Namaste sister.
Nicole’s positive attitude in the face of a life altering event showed me that my pity parties needed to stop. Sure, be sad, be angry but then go hug your kid or bake some cookies. Life can really suck but you have the option to make the most of what you are given.
Forever friends are there for you. No. Matter. What. Tani.
Emma and Sarah showed me that even though a job is challenging, and occasionally just down right disgusting, the end results make it all worth while. Their love of children and teaching is what makes our kids grow up to be better people. Start with the basics of life and you can never go wrong. Life is a big sandbox and you need to now the rules.
Aimee showed me how multi faceted people can be. You can have your cake and eat it too. Especially if it’s one of her yummy cakes. You can bring your yang and your yang together in harmony. In fact they can compliment each other quite nicely.
So, I will endeavor to be more proactive and contact those of you on my list. Can you teach me something? The Best Thing in Life is that the answer will always be YES.