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@Epster - I'll stick with "Everything is a lesson to deal with ..", because I don't know anyone could find a "bright side" to a cancer diagnosis .. except to think it "could be worse".


I hear that!

 

I know a woman who had breast/lymph cancer 4 times in her 30s, the first time while she was pregnant with her child. She insisted to me on many occasions --I grew organic medicinal herbs for her-- that cancer had indeed benefitted her by winnowing away the less important (she was a multi-business owning dynamo) and gifting her with incredible focus and a renewed appreciation for what she had. FWIW and all.

 

 

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@Epster - I'll stick with "Everything is a lesson to deal with ..", because I don't know anyone could find a "bright side" to a cancer diagnosis .. except to think it "could be worse".


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The first sentence, very true.  The second I hope is true.  I have been going thru trial by fire for over 6 months & I do not seem to be learning any lessons!!  


@LaDolceVita In my life, the lessons have not always been immediately discernible: sometimes, but not always. Sometimes it has taken years to gain the most beneficial perspective on events.

 

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Another crucial thing to know about life:

 

You can do everything right, yet still not have the outcome you wanted/expected. Everything is a lesson to deal with, even if we don't yet understand why.


Boy, isn't that the truth?  It is good to develop the skill of flexibility, eh? Also looking on the bright side, for even when things go wrong, there is always a bright side. Or so I find. Smiley Happy

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@LaDolceVita - I think that sometimes the lesson is to learn how little control we really have, compared to what we think we have. Other times the lesson might be acceptance of a "bad" outcome, because it's a lesson for someone else that they have to go thru.


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@ASTRAEA wrote:

Another crucial thing to know about life:

 

You can do everything right, yet still not have the outcome you wanted/expected. Everything is a lesson to deal with, even if we don't yet understand why.


The first sentence, very true.  The second I hope is true.  I have been going thru trial by fire for over 6 months & I do not seem to be learning any lessons!!  

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Another crucial thing to know about life:

 

You can do everything right, yet still not have the outcome you wanted/expected. Everything is a lesson to deal with, even if we don't yet understand why.


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Giving the original post a bump

 

@Epster wrote:

Not sure I buy into every last one of these (Icy roads and #17? Not so much), but I'm mostly in. How about you? (See 1st graphic in full size at link below)

 

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Taken from: https://onmogul.com/stories/30-crucial-things-to-know-about-life

 

Here's a bonus thing to know about life. I'd put this one in the top ten. 

 

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@wilful Woo hoo for good neighbors! Glad you are all safe. Smiley Happy

 

We used yesterday's brilliant sunshine well and plan to hunker down (working from home) the remains of the week. That traffic out there is cray cray. Smiley Happy

 

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Yes, we are all well here in SoCal.  Getting lots of good rain.  Some areas have flooded streets, but not in our neighborhood.  Also, many mud slides in the foothills areas.  Neighbor in back of me had a large, old pine topple over from excess water saturation and heavy wind - so now I have a several years fire wood supply.  :-)

 

While driving - watch out for the black ice.  Smiley Wink

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