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10 Life Lessons We've Learned!
We are both very analytical. We plan and map things out because we like to "control" the situation. However, you can plot and plan as much as you want, nothing will go as you planned in life. Sometimes it can be frustrating and overwhelming to not have control or to know what's going to happen. The reality is, that's just how life goes. Through the years, we've both had our share ups, downs, and lessons learned the hard way. And if we're going to keep it real, some days were harder than others. Now looking back, we see that everything that didn't work out for us then, was setting us up for our now.
We can't always see the bigger picture that God has for us. In the grand scheme of things, God obviously knows what he's doing and he's been doing it for centuries. We just have to have faith that his plan will exceed our expectations, we have to trust the process. Trust us, we know that's easier said than done. We don't know everything, but we do know some things...
Here's what we've learned so far ...
1. Whoever is supposed to be in your life, will be.
2. What's meant for you, is for you.
3. As you advance in life, you'll lose some people along the way.
4. You won't have to force what's for you.
5. Bad things happen to good people.
6. Life is hard.
7. There's never a right time to do anything, just do it.
8. Words mean nothing if action doesn't back it up.
9. When you're yourself, that's enough.
10. People will always have something to say.
These 10 phrases have allowed us to live in our now, and be the best version of ourselves that we can be. It all comes down to worrying about what you can worry about, and letting the rest go. The negativity, the hate, jelousy and anything that doesn't add to your life, has got to go. Live in your now and take care of yourself. You are your biggest priority, as you should be.
Life is hard. Don't make it any harder by worrying about what you can't fix sis. Slow down, take a deep breath, exhale - and repeat if necessary. Affirm yourself, encourage yourself, and be confidnt in who you are as a person. You've got this and we believe in you!