365 Reasons to Smile – Day 35
Last week, my husband told me that one of my best qualities is that I’m like a dog with a bone. In other words, I don’t easily give up and am very persistent.
He also said one of my biggest weaknesses is that I’m like a dog with a bone. In other words, sometimes I don’t let things go when I should.
He’s right, which is why I struggle when, despite my best attempts, things don’t go the way I think they should.
This doesn’t go unnoticed.
When I left my first real job after college, my parting gift was a plaque that said, “Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.”
Those words still ring true today, and age and many, many years of “experience” have taught me something else as well.
We don’t learn life’s most important lessons when we get what we want, and we often don’t recognize the lessons we really need.
And that explains why a certain Rolling Stones song always makes me smile.
Day 35: You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Posted on August 10, 2013, in Family, My life, perspective and tagged 365 reasons to smile, life, moon, music, musings, philosophy, Rolling Stones, smiles, Thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 158 Comments.