Lessons from 2021

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“Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn” (Benjamin Franklin)

My mum, a lady who offers great pearls of wisdom, likes to say of challenging situations “There are lessons to be learned”. The more I have gone on in this journey of life, I have found this to be absolutely true.

2021 was another complicated year in this world, however as it draws to an end I have been reflecting on what I have personally learned or have been reminded of. You may find value in these lessons too.

  1. I would rather do something which takes me out of my comfort zone for a few months than live in regret for never having tried in the next 10 years.
  2. Sometimes waiting for your ship to come in isn’t the best strategy. Sometimes, you have to swim out to meet your ship.
  3. Life provides many interruptions, and it never asks for permission. How we deal with these is what counts.
  4. Pursue where peace is. This may mean switching off or even getting rid of your TV and finding solace in nature.
  5. Sometimes we have to challenge our beliefs and what is holding us back to be able to step into a more abundant life.
  6. Who I am is more important than what I do.
  7. Make a decision today to do something which will live on forever.
  8. Life is all about being in the right place, with the right people, at the right time.
  9. The 3 C’s of life: Choices, Chances, Changes. Make a choice to take a chance if you want your life to change.
  10. The mind of a person plans his way, but God directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9).

So as we say goodbye to 2021, may these thoughts inspire your sense of hope.

10 thoughts on “Lessons from 2021

  1. Can only imagine the rollercoaster you have been on the past year. It sounds like you have “mined the gold” from those experiences, thank you for sharing those lessons!

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  2. Thank you for sharing Sara, A very inspiring article, demonstrating your strength and resolve inspired by our Lord and Saviour. Even from an early age, you demonstrated wisdom, kindness, and courage. I thank God for being the father of such an inspiring daughter. I pray God will continue to direct your steps and those of your husband, Jean-Marie. Love Dad

    On Tue, 21 Dec 2021 at 18:50, A British girl in Guadeloupe wrote:

    > sarar1 posted: ” Photo by Sebastian Voortman on Pexels.com “Being ignorant > is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn” (Benjamin Franklin) My > mum, a lady who offers great pearls of wisdom, likes to say of challenging > situations “There are lessons to be lear” >

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