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Lessons Learned

Hi, Lovely People,

I have been absent for the past week, so

I thought I would pop in to share some things I have learned during my fifty something years of life.

Though I have learned a lot of stuff, I am going to share just ten things for now. Maybe one of you will find something of value here.

  1. No is a simple two letter word; yet it takes a lot of strength to say it and mean it. Once you have said “no” a few times to someone or to something you do not want to do, it becomes really freeing.
  2. When you say no, you do not have to give an excuse or explanation. No means no. It really is that simple.
  3. People do come in and out of your life for a reason; either as a teacher or a student. You may not know which they are until they have gone, but you will eventually know. Pay attention.
  4. Friends are important. When you find really good friends cherish those people as if your life depends on it. There will come a time you need those cherished ones to get you through a really tough period.
  5. Everyone isn’t going to like you. To quote Dita Von Teese “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.”
  6. If someone doesn’t like you, it’s their issue not yours. Trust me on this.
  7. Say what you mean and mean what you say. People are not mind readers.
  8. Kindness matters.
  9. We all have stuff going on in our lives, sometimes major stuff, so take time to listen and empathize with others.
  10. Be your authentic self not who you think people want or need you to be. The real you is enough.

Blessings, Peace and Love,

Diane 💙


A journey of self.

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