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Great Lessons of Life

Each person who enters our life has a unique lesson to teach us. It is only through these lessons that we learn about life, people and our relationships with God.

WHEN SOMEONE LIES TO YOU, it teaches you that things are not always what they seem. The truth is often far beneath the surface. Look beyond the masks people wear if you want to know what is in their hearts. Remove your own masks to let people know who you really are.

WHEN SOMEONE STEALS FROM YOU,  it teaches you that nothing is forever. Always appreciate what you have. You never know when you might lose it. Never take your friends or family for granted, because today and sometimes only this very moment is the only guarantee you may have.

WHEN SOMEONE INFLICTS INJURY UPON YOU, it teaches you that the human state is a very fragile one. Protect and take care of your body as best as you can, it’s the one thing that you are sure to have forever.

WHEN SOMEONE MOCKS YOU, it teaches you that no two people are alike. When you encounter people who are different from you, do not judge them by how they look or act, instead base it on the contents of what is in their hearts.

WHEN SOMEONE BREAKS YOUR HEART, it teaches you that loving someone does not always mean that the person will love you back. But don’t turn your back on love, because when you find the right person, the joy that one person brings you will make up for all of your past hurts. Times a thousand fold.

WHEN SOMEONE HOLDS A GRUDGE ON YOU, it teaches you that everyone makes mistakes. When you are wronged, the most virtuous thing you can do is forgive the offender without pretense. Forgiving those who have hurt us is often the most difficult and painful of life’s experiences, but it is also the most courageous thing a person can do.

WHEN A LOVED ONE IS UNFAITHFUL TO YOU, it teaches you that resisting temptation is man’s greatest challenge. Be vigilant in your resistance against all temptations. By doing so, you will be rewarded with an enduring sense of satisfaction far greater than the temporary pleasure by which you were tempted.

WHEN SOMEONE CHEATS YOU, it teaches you that greed is the root of all evil. Aspire to make your dreams come true, no matter how lofty they may be. Do not feel guilty about your success, but never let an obsession with achieving your goals lead you to engage in malevolent activities.

WHEN SOMEONE RIDICULES YOU, it teaches you that nobody is perfect. Accept people for their merits and be tolerant of their flaws. Do not ever reject someone for imperfections over which they have no control.

WHEN SOMEONE LOVES YOU, it teaches us love, kindness, charity, honesty, humility, forgiveness, acceptance, and all of these can counteract all the evil in the world. For every good deed, there is one evil deed.

WHEN YOU ENTER SOMEONE’S LIFE, whether by plan, chance or coincidence, consider what your lesson will be. Will you teach love or a harsh lesson of reality? When you die, will your life have resulted in more loving or more hurting? More comfort or more pain? More joy or more sadness? Each one of us has the power over the balance of the love in the world. Use it wisely!

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Shared by Abraham Despojo on FB


5 Responses to “Great Lessons of Life”


  1. August 1, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I like your Inspirational Sundays, somehow it gives me a break from the bad news from the TV and all the issues being brought up.🙂 Helps me reflect on a lot of things too!

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  2. August 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    “Acceptance” is encouraged again and again in this piece. When I lose sight of that, even for a moment, I can feel myself start to unravel. Reading this reminds me that others have struggles, too… and the solutions can be universal.

    Thanks for posting this! : )

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