This Angami Girl’s Life Lessons

Life is a great teacher. There are so many wonderful lessons that we all learn as we journey through life. Ups and downs, joys and sorrows, successes and failures, our relationships, people we meet………..there is always something to learn in every life experience.

Taking a page from the many life lessons written by others, famous and not so famous, here I am sharing some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

  1. Life rarely goes according to plan…….but when you accept and embrace the surprise twists and turns that life throws at you, it turns out better than planned
  1. Life is not fair. No, it is not, but nobody said it was anyway
  1. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – believe me, this is true!
  1. Learn to laugh at yourself – it puts things in perspective and makes life so much more fun
  1. It’s vital to take time to pamper yourself and re-charge – you can't be anything for anybody else unless you take care of yourself
  1. Not everything that’s broken is meant to be fixed. Sometimes it’s best to leave it broken and get on the best way you can
  1. If there’s something you can do to make a difference, do it. Don’t wait for the right moment, now is the right moment
  1. Of course, you always have enough time. Stop making that excuse!
  1. There really is no point in crying over spilt milk…..learn and move on
  1. Forgiving is not easy but it’s worth the effort – try it, it’s liberating!
  1. Watching calories is fine, but starving yourself to be skinny doesn’t work – it just messes up your life
  1. Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it seems at first
  1. Love can be painful, it may break your heart to pieces, but love we must - ‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
  1. Nobody has it all figured out – whatever you may think, everyone is pretty much making it up as they go
  1. Change happens…..stop whining and grow with it!
  1. They can be embarrassing, they can be annoying, but family is everything
  1. Don’t compare yourself to others – it takes the joy out of everything because you’ll find yourself falling short every time
  1. Sometimes you have to take a step back to realise how fortunate you are
  1. Life is unpredictable, but that’s what makes it interesting
  1. Such things cannot happen to me – FALSE, it can happen to you
  1. Remember the saying ‘If you don't have your health, you have nothing’? Believe it!
  1. You can’t please everyone; you won’t please one person all the time – if you’re being yourself and showing up as honestly as you know how, you’re bound to tick someone off
  1. Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream
  1. Do your homework – always!
  1. Friends pick you up when the world lets you down…….stay in touch with your friends
  1. You are not perfect and will never be, but it’s that imperfection that makes you who you are