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Re: What Things Did You Learn in 2015?

I learned that I really didn't like 2015 all that much.  But it sure went by fast.

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Re: What Things Did You Learn in 2015?

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I'm a work in progress...some of the things I learn I have to re-learn again and again but  repetition just reinforces the behavior so, in light of that, I give you what I learned prior to and since 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and, with God's blessings, going forward too.

 

I learned that good health and life itself is promised to no one.  Respect it's fragility.

 

I learned that no matter how right you are, sometimes it's just better to remain silent.  It's a pick your battles kind of a thing.

 

I learned that it's ok to use marinara sauce in a jar that's been doctored up to be more tasty.  Forgive me mom, sometimes I just don't have the time or the energy to make your full sauce recipe Smiley Wink

 

I learned that no matter how long a pet is gone that the pain is always there.  Miss you sweet Maggie May - absent from my life for almost 7 years but never absent from my heart.

 

I learned what and who is important in life, I mean really important.  Those that gathered the wagons 'round during some serious health issues proved their worth a thousand times over. 

 

I learned that even when things are bad, they could be worse.

 

I learned that my husband and my dog can always be counted on to give the best hugs and kisses.  When the chips are down, he and she are right there in the thick of things with me.

 

Still learning to:

 

hold my temper

be more gentle and patient and

accept help (always a big problem for me)

 

Maria

 

 

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Re: What Things Did You Learn in 2015?

Seeing all the refugee stories on the news last year made me remember how grateful I am to be a citizen of the U.S. and how blessed I am in terms of what I have.

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The BIGGEST, which was also the SADDEST thing I learned in 2015?  I trusted one of my friends way too much and it sadly cost me dearly.

 

 

 

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That always stinks. This year I found out the truth about a friendship that ended years ago.  I needed to separate myself from another friend, and I hoped this person would stay in touch even if her loyalties were divided, but I found out pretty much everything she said to me over the years was a lie so she could use my contacts.  Despite the time, it still stung.

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that I am happier and healthier without a man in my life...


ITA.  It wasn't the plan, but it worked to my benefit.

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Renovating a home isn’t easy.  I’ve learned the hard way to do as much research as possible and get as many opinions as possible before moving ahead. 


So true.  I thought I'd be starting with the inside, but the outside had to be made the priority, and there goes more money than I ever expected.

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I've learned that my procrastination tendencies are going to be kicking my behind around the block for quite awhile.  

 

That not buying a second home in 2014 was a smart decision.  Rural areas have been hit hard these last few years. 

 

Health issues can can come up in a split second.  That was just a reminder.

 

I'm glad my dad and I were able to create some great memories.

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@blahblahvampemerblah wrote:

@hckynutjohn wrote:

The BIGGEST, which was also the SADDEST thing I learned in 2015?  I trusted one of my friends way too much and it sadly cost me dearly.

 

 

 

hckynut(john)


 

That always stinks. This year I found out the truth about a friendship that ended years ago.  I needed to separate myself from another friend, and I hoped this person would stay in touch even if her loyalties were divided, but I found out pretty much everything she said to me over the years was a lie so she could use my contacts.  Despite the time, it still stung.


 

 

I am sorry to hear how this person pretty much "used you". Just don't get how someone can do this, and live with themselves, to a person that thought of them as a good friend. That behavior is foreign to how I was raised and have tried to live my life.

 

My situation was a current one, September of 2015. 

This " friend(?)" wouldn't even tell me to my face, he passed that on to one of his employees that I did not even know. Had he had the guts to tell me to my face, I might still have a little bit of respect for this long time friend(?)

 

This cost me a lot more than a friendship that I can never forgive or forget. I spent 52+ years of my life on this project and in a matter of days, this man destroyed it.

 

 

hckynut(john)

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If you think things are bad, hang on they can get worse.  So..if you are doing okay just be grateful.  I was very grateful this holiday season because I was not sick or needing surgery like last holiday season.  Also if you are not physically sick or handicapped in some way the rest can be handled. Of course I know that that is simplfying it.  So many people suffering with so many sitations. I guess just be grateful and take it one day or one hour at a time.