Wednesday, June 29, 2011

still learning

There's a time in our life when we realize that every little thing that we learn makes a difference in our life.

When we are little and we learn, we take most of it for granted, in some cases people learn the bad habits better than the good ones.

Do you remember when you learn to be polite? To say hello, please and thank you, when needed? Most people never even learned this and when adults they continue the chain of event by passing on the same thing to their kids.

All I am saying it that, at this point of my life, learning new things is important and it doesn't only make me a better person but helps me deal better with others.

So far I've learn:

1. That when I say I am going to do something for somebody I will do it, and if it's not possible for me, then I have to say it, face the consequences but always taking responsibility of my acts. This applies for big important stuff as well as little details like; returning a call or an email, helping a friend in need.

2. People that drive really slow in traffic are not going to speed up all of sudden just because they are getting on my nerves, so instead of getting all "road rage" on myself, I rather just take a deep breath and deal with it patiently.

3. When people say "Can I ask you a stupid question?", the question they usually formulate is not stupid at all. Now, the people that really ask stupid questions don't give you any warning whatsoever and they just throw it out there for you to deal with it in the best possible way.

4. When I have customers with kids at the gallery, I know I have to keep an eye on their kids because most parents nowadays don't pay enough attention to what their kids do, they act as if they don't even know the. If people have kids, they need to care and pay very close attention to them while they are little.

5. Most people don't know that once you get married, you have not only the role of wife, but several others: friend, teacher, nurse, mother (if you have kids, and sometimes if you need to act like one to your own husband) and even cheerleader. Each roles comes with a big responsibility and commitment.

6. Don't say it if you don't mean it. And if you mean it, say it in the best possible way.

Well... I am going to stick with just those for today... but I promise to keep sharing what I learn.

So, what have you learned lately and feel like teaching me about?

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

5 commented; now it's your turn!:

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I remember once there was a car in front of me at night, driving really really slow. There was a little old lady in the back seat, using my headlights to read a book. (that's how slow they were going) I turned off my headlights and could see the surprised look when she turned around to see what happened to her reading lamp.
It was very satisfying.

Gods Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well you've learnt a few life lessons. You actually sound very wise (I mean it). And yes, boy, do I remember when I was taught to be polite... slap over the fingers!! You don't forget that for a VERY long while. You actually have to unlearn that! What I find is that if someone deliberately try to teach you something it just doesn't work. Most things we simply have to learn for ourselves (in my expereince). A REAL teacher is someone subtle... someone who doesn't appear busy to want to teach you a lesson.

bobo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All great points worth remembering and learning.

Hope you have a great end of the week :)

Anna E said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lot of really useful stuff you have learned! Isn´t it true that learning by doing or learning by experiencing is often the best way to learn? I learned a lot of things in childhood from fear of punishment, which I wish I had never learned.. Well one of the things I have learned lately is, that wanting to posess another person makes them "back off", whilst letting them be and creating an inviting circumstance to deal, makes them want to come/stay. Since posession is part of my nature it has been - and is still - a hard lesson for me to learn :-) I also learned that in stead of reacting with my emotions immidiately, when getting upset for example, is not usefull. So I try to practise patience and taking a deep breath! Have a great and learningful day ;-)

Happy Days said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great post...patience is a virtue!!...debbie

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