What I’ve Learned About Life So Far

Wow, that’s a big question, but I’ll give it a shot. First, just because something is new, it doesn’t mean it’s better. Conversely, just because it’s something we’ve done for a long time, it doesn’t mean it’s better.

Second, we don’t demand the right things from ourselves. After working for 35 years and raising two children, it always seemed there wasn’t enough time to do much else, but I firmly believe that we are put on this earth to help each other. Visit an older adult, send a cake to a grieving family, cook a meal when someone is sick, anything really as long as you reach out and try to make your little corner of the world better.

The third thing I’ve learned is that you can be too politically correct. I think we need to use a little common sense here.

Fourth, don’t compare yourself to others. Be glad that you are you and value yourself accordingly.

And last of all, it’s way too hard to hold grudges and hatred in your heart. Just let things go and enjoy the beauty of the world around you, both in manmade objects or nature.


About Elaine Cantrell

Elaine Cantrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She has a Master’s Degree in Personnel Services from Clemson University and is a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary sorority for women educators. She is also a member of Romance Writers of America. Her first novel A New Leaf was the 2003 winner of the Timeless Love Contest and was published in 2004 by Oak Tree Press. When she isn't writing you can find Elaine playing with her dog or maybe collecting more vintage Christmas ornaments
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10 Responses to What I’ve Learned About Life So Far

  1. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Great advice, as Kathy said. Be kind to each other, but remember to be good to yourself, too.

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  2. Common sense…I wish that would come back!
    Be kind; If that were also practiced regularly.

    Great, succinct advice!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great post! A lot of people tend to forget to be kind to others and to themselves.
    Society has seemed to have gone overboard with PC.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jeff Salter says:

    all your points are excellent and wise.


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