Friday, October 15, 2010

Flash Friday 55: What I Learned This Week

There are facts of life that many learn while quite young. Then there are those where it takes a whole lifetime. For example, this is what I came to know earlier this week: It is particularly freeing when one comes to realize that you cannot change others. You can only change your response to them.

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I am participating in Flash Friday 55, a meme hosted by our very own Mr. Know it All (aka G-Man). The purpose is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words, no more, no less. Care to join the fun? Just link up in G-Man's comment section.

18 comments:

Willoughby said...

Very true. I have a running list of "The Secrets of Life" and that's definitely on it.

Brian Miller said...

nice bit of wisdom polly....and even though we learn it, we often forget...

your comment at g-mans killed me...lol.

Steven Anthony said...

It is very true what you say...I forget sometimes and think I must ride in on my white horse and change/fix someone...it doesnt take long before Im lying on the ground, my horse running away in the distance ;)

Alice Audrey said...

Yep. I picked that one up in my late 20's. Now and then, especially with my kids, I have to remind myself.

Cheryl said...

This is the best use of 55 words I've seen. It's stunning to finally "get it" isn't it?

Hangin' on to that knowledge becomes the work. That's easier in my book.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

So very true, Poly!
Another great peace.
You put such deep thought into so few words.
Big hugs!

B xx
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rebecca said...

and that is the truth the sages of times past have tried to hand down generation by generation.....some listen and learn, others don't....

Tina said...

Well said! And amen to that. I should embroider that and hang it on the wall...

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Oh this is so true!

Jannie Funster said...

Oh yeah! And I come to that realization at least once a day! I'm always learning and growing, trying to change me.

xo

Ms Bibi said...

How true. I came to that realization in last year or so and I am much happier person now.

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Sometimes I think it is just as hard to change myself.

Monkey Man said...

Wise words. We can only control our actions and reactions. Attitude is everything.

Prayer Girl said...

Amen, amen, amen....sister. Too true.

HERE IS MINE

PG

PattiKen said...

Amen to that. I've tried to teach that to my kids, but it's so easy to forget when you're in the moment.

G-Man said...

Truer words were never spoken!
You are quite wise beyond your years Young Lady.
Loved your 55 Polly...
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Dianne said...

True, I will keep that in mind in the following week.
my week ended in this scary 55 HERE

I like your blog,
Dianne

Raoulysgirl said...

I'm finding that sometimes this is so true it hurts.

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