Found this on someone's blog:
The periods of my greatest personal growth have always occurred following my times of the greatest emotional trauma. (In fact it is these times that it is most important to make sure you learn)
I have learned to not stress about things you can't change because there is really no point.
I have learned that if I can’t change something I can always change my perspective on it (this one has been huge btw).
I am not sure if a leopard can change its spots but I sure have not seen it happen yet.
I have learned that one can waste a lifetime trying to be a person they're not just to miss out on who they are.
I've also learned that no mater who you are it does not mean you can't become a better person.
I have learned that people lie...and that sometimes they truly can’t help it.
I have also learned that it does not make it right.
I know that I don’t need laws, a book, society, or even Dr. Phil to tell me what is right from what is wrong; that answer has always been inside me.
I have learned that the more rationalizing needed the more the likelihood is that one is justifying what they know to be wrong.
That when it is nature vs. nurture...nature usually wins.
I have learned that having a big and trusting heart does not make you a fool even though there will be people who will make you feel like one for having one.
I have learned that a simple smile opens a lot of doors.
That life is only a blink, so see as much as you can while you are here. (I have also learned that this does pertain to locality only.)
That if someone shows you his or her true colors, take note, because they could be good at hiding them.
I've learned that the truest and most unbiased love will come from your children.
I have found that a pet dog can teach you a lot about yourself if you pay attention.
have most certainly learned that if a relationship is unhealthy then it is not one you need to be in regardless of what you think you may feel.
I have also learned that it takes a lot of emotional balls to end a relationship you want when you know it to be unhealthy.
I am still figuring out love vs. lust... I think because both can be so very powerful.
That it is not all about me.
That sometimes you do things simply because it is the right thing to do.
That age truly is a state of mind.
That just because you can does not mean you have to.
I have learned that money comes easy, but happiness can be very elusive.
That in retrospect, there are always signs, and that it is important to recognize them so you will know which way to go the next time you see them.
That you can't be honest with someone else until you are truly honest with yourself and that can be a bitch.
I have realized that there are many different forms of intelligence and the most intelligent people make the best of theirs.
I have learned that a square peg does not fit in a round hole no matter how hard you pound it.
I have learned that it is a rare thing in this life to find someone who will truly understand all your parts but a very special thing to find a person who will accept them as they are, without attempting to change them.
Mostly, I have learned that our path is right in front of us and when you have to try and force your way it usually means you are off of it. I have learned that time off my path is wasted and I have learned not to waste my time.