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10 Things I have learned from my loved ones

We each have our circle of friends and family - commonly a combination of people we've known perhaps since childhood and new relationships we've made over the years. Whether connected by  blood or not, the bonds we have, the experiences we share, the challenges we face, the joys we celebrate together, all bring new learning.

Over the course of time, these are just a few of the many things I've learned through my loved ones:
  1. There is something at play much larger than ourselves. Perhaps fate, perhaps something else.
  2. It's not what you do, but who you are and how you treat one another that matters.
  3. We each choose the path we believe is right for ourselves. Your loved ones will support your decisions, however different from their own, if they know it is what is fulfilling to you.
  4. Closeness is not dependent on how long you've known someone, but on the intangible, inexplicable understanding you share.
  5. You do not have to be overtly similar to connect.
  6. Mothers have the hardest job and the most patience in the world. 
  7. Those who genuinely celebrate your successes and happiness are rare. Keep them close to you and tell them how much you care.
  8. Friends want to be needed; asking for a favour now and again can actually be a good thing.
  9. Not everyone is meant to be in your life forever, and that is okay.
  10. Though forgiveness may not be easy, it is always worth it.
What have you learned from your loved ones?


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