Friday, November 12, 2010

I Have Learned

"Our lives are filled with lessons to be lived and learned from. What we do with our lessons will either keep us stagnant or help us to grow." ~Mama Hen
When I started blogging I did a post using the poem "I have learned". It is a piece of writing that always gets me thinking and reflecting. Today I am writing my own I have learned list to look upon and think about as my journey continues. In my short thirty nine years I have experienced an abundance of love, laughter, pain, loss, and challenges. Here are some of the lessons I have learned along the way:

I have learned that our friends may not stay for a lifetime, but they do serve a purpose for the time spent together. It is up to us to learn from that connection and grow.

I have learned that the expectations we may have had for our lives in our youth may change, however the outcome has a reason far greater than what we can comprehend at times.

I have learned that if you want to get something done, often you must do it yourself.

I have learned that the stresses in adulthood may be overwhelming at times, but time spent with our children can immediately relieve the stress and leave us smiling.

I have learned that there is nothing at all more important then loving our children and spending as much time playing, laughing and cuddling with them.

30 comments:

  1. I appreciated your post today. The last six months have been truly some challenging times more than the usual. I agree 100% with you. Sometimes if we don't learn the lesson, we will be presented the trial or test until we do. In order to grow. It's my goal to see what I am supposed to learn from my life so that I continue to grow into the woman , mother, friend and wife, that I am intended to be. Thanks for you thoughts.

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  2. This is wonderful! Thanks for this! What a blessing :)

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    http://www.peacefulislandmother.yolasite.com

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  3. That's a great list! So many important lessons!

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  4. Amen! So very true, seems you and I are on the same page about what really matters in life. We never stop learning and growing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  5. These are so true, Mama Hen. I especially love, "I have learned that the stresses in adulthood may be overwhelming at times, but time spent with our children can immediately relieve the stress and leave us smiling."

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  6. ALL of these are SO true :) Happy Friday Mama!

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  7. My friend, you really have such a wonderful way of saying things. Everything you wrote is so very true, and yet, something that can easily be overlooked. I think the one that most jumped out at me today was #2. Sometimes it can be hard to see the plan God lays out for us. It's our job to let it unfold, even if that means that we're left feeling lost about our previous passions.

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  8. Love the lessons... especially the one about friends.
    ~Maggie

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  9. Thank you so much for following me. I am now following you. I look forward to reading your blog in the future.
    Nancy
    Finding Blessings in Everyday Life

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  10. Thanks for being my 100th follower!! I'm now your 1143rd follower! haha! Have a great weekend!! Love your blog!

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  11. very true on all accounts! Thanks for following me at Teens and a Toddler, following you back now!

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  12. I've also learned that I always have more to learn. Thanks for the post and the follow! I'm your newest follower and look forward to checking out all of our sites! ~Jamie

    http://www.SaysJamie.com

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  13. loved the last sentence - it so true that spending our time enjoying with the kids is the most important thing in the world for moms like us.

    thanks for visiting my blog. followed you now. hope you can follow me back :)

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  14. Such a great list... 1 and 5 my two favorites...

    Thanks for the follow. I'm following you back now :)

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  15. and i have learned and realized a lot of things from this post! hehe..thanks mama hen =) i particularly love number 3 and 4...

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  16. Oh, such great words! I need to post this by my desk. Thanks mama!

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  17. What a great post, Mama Hen. You've learned some pretty profound lessons that others never learn. Lessons aren't always easy, but I think bring greater peace at the end. Have a wonderful day. Greetings to Little Chick and her new kitty too! :-)

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  18. What a great post and how true! It's always good to be reminded of life's lessons. Hope you are having a great start to the weekend!

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  19. Thank you for following my blog. I am following you back.

    http://MommysSweetThings.blogspot.com

    Happy Holidays!
    April

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  20. Your realizations in life made me stronger. I'm inspired by that. I came here from Mom Bloggers club. I'm glad to get connected.

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  21. Life is full of learning opportunities. Sometimes it takes me awhile to actually learn the lesson. Often times I'm just trying to make it through the day. It's not until the evening when I'm alone and it's quiet, that I have the chance to reflect. That's if I don't fall asleep from exhaustion first.

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  22. That is a beautiful post...and so true. I have just joined Mama's Little Nestwork and wanted to pop on over to your blog and follow you hear as well.

    I have the Nestwork button in a scrolling marquee of my networks.

    Have a great day!

    Jodi
    http://amomhavingfun.blogspot.com
    http://www.jodishomebiz.com (still need to add this one) :-)

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  23. Such simple thoughts but they are so TRUE! Si glad to find your blog...I am following you now!

    http://myfirstbento.com

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  24. Definitely can relate to all of these. Great post!

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  25. So true! However, those friendships of the heart - while they may travel out of our sphere of activity for a while, they return - and it is as though time as not passed! Friendships are like a tapestry thread that weave in and out. That is the beauty of God's friendship gift!

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  26. That fourth one really rings true for me! I can have the worst day at work, be totally frazzled, and then take my kids to the park and suddenly the stress melts away as I chase them up and down slides and lose myself in their childhood for an hour. It's the best stress relief ever...well, at least when they aren't causing me stress! :)

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  27. This is such a great list of things you have learned, they are all so true!

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