I’ve learned … that the best things in life, like love, family and watching sunrises and sunsets – really are free.
I’ve learned … that listening to advice from those who have been there and ‘done that’ before is worth it’s weight in gold.
I’ve learned … that when you’re in love, it consumes all of your being – from your cells to your thoughts to your heart.
I’ve learned … that the world owes you nothing. It was here before you, and it will be here after you, so don’t walk around with a chip on your shoulder or with a victims attitude, you’re doing no one, including yourself, a favour.
I’ve learned … that sending light and love to my enemies and wishing them no ill harm makes me feel far better than holding on to hate and anger.
I’ve learned … that sometimes, all people really need is someone to listen to them with an open heart and open mind and really understand what they’re going through.
I’ve learned … that it is far more classy and fulfilling to always be the bigger person when it comes to anger, jealously or hate directed towards you.
I’ve learned … that a kind word and a smile to a stranger can not only lighten up their day, but also yours.
I’ve learned … that no matter how old we get or mature we think we are, acting like a teenager again is still incredibly fun – and should be done on a regular basis.
I’ve learned … that it’s the small moments, the quiet moments, the unassuming moments that make my life spectacular and worthwhile.
I’ve learned … that life really does happen whilst you’re busy making other plans.
I’ve learned … that sometimes, as strong, loud, sure and confident as I am, I need to be vulnerable and looked after just as much as the next person, and that’s ok.
I’ve learned … to forgive. Really forgive. To not hold on to that angst, that anger, that stupid hate for anyone or anything.
I’ve learned … that to not forgive doesn’t affect anyone but myself so I Forgive. I Let it go.
I’ve learned … that life may certainly not always be easy, or fun, or in my control, but how I deal with that and my attitude towards it is what counts.
I’ve learned … that I will never stop missing my Nanna & Pop any less no matter how many years go pass, but their lessons in love and life live on forever.
I’ve learned … that you control your own destiny, and that you can make a huge impact on the world, you just have to choose to not live in the shadows of your own life.
I’ve learned … that kindness is free to give away and should be done so at every chance you get.
I’ve learned … just how important it is to live in the here and now – and try hard to live with no regrets.
I’ve learned … that life can be as easy or hard as you like dependent on how well you can make decisions, and that to easily make decisions you need a strong list of values.
I’ve learned … that I can’t always do everything or be everything for everyone, and that is also ok.
I’ve learned … that life can be tough … but I’ll always be tougher.
Love Anna xx