1. Serenityville
    December 19, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

    another great post…I mostly follow funny blogs, because if they aren't, I find them mostly….uninspiring. but of course I have a serious side too, and appreciate very much your sharing!


  2. Helene
    December 18, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    These are all great lessons…some of which I'm still trying to work on. The one about do not respond in anger is a hard one for me…that's what I grew up around so it just comes natural to me to speak out of anger, rather than keeping my mouth quiet until I've calmed down. That is definitely something I need to get under control!

    I went and voted for you! Hope you win! Oh and I haven't checked your blog in IE yet. I'm having problems with IE on my computer so maybe it was a glitch on my end.


  3. The girl with the flour in her hair
    December 18, 2009 @ 11:52 am

    This post really struck a chord with me today. I'm struggling a bit lately and there are some valuable lessons to be learned. I just can't figure out what the heck I'm supposed to be learning… :)


  4. Being Me
    December 18, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    That's a favourite line of mine – what goes around , comes around.. and it is so true.

    Liked the post.



  5. Lynsey
    December 17, 2009 @ 9:29 pm

    I love all of these…

    I am going to bookmark this to read daily. I am pretty sure I need it.


  6. Unknown Mami
    December 17, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

    Sometimes it's amazing how long it takes me to learn a particular lesson, but the Universe never gives up on me.


  7. Mama Kat
    December 17, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

    Nobody is responsible for the choices you make…that's my favorite, definitely like that one!


  8. Nancy Campbell
    December 17, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    I completely agree that the same lessons keep coming back…my issue is pride, and I'm learning the lesson in new ways again and again.

    It's interesting, like you said, to see how the flaws and strengths of ourselves assert themselves in our children.

    Sometimes, I'll see O do something bullheaded and cringe, thinking, "Oh, save yourself years of frustration, O. Trust me."

    Of course, he'll go his own way.

    Sorry for the long comment–great post, as always.


  9. CaJoh
    December 17, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's…

    I tend to use the "What goes around, comes around" and add to it: "and if it comes around today— great; and if it comes around next year— that's great too"

    Those who expect people to pay you back right away do not understand this second part because they want instant gratification.


  10. The Blonde Duck
    December 17, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    What a wonderful message!


  11. marfmom
    December 17, 2009 @ 2:26 pm

    Good luck on teaching that last one ;-)

    I really agree with all of these though, particularly that no one else is responsible for the choices that we make!


  12. love lives in the kitchen
    December 17, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    great post! i votet for your number one kids!
    have a sweet day!


  13. Miss Angie
    December 17, 2009 @ 11:59 am

    I am so there with you. My experiences MUST mean something too, and the blogging helps me process it… It helps me share what I've learned from it.

    Thanks for sharing what you've learned.

    Visiting from Mamma Kat's!


  14. Miss. Candy
    December 17, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    My fav is "Nobody else is responsible for the choices you make"!!! What a nice list you shared!!


  15. Karen & Gerard Zemek
    December 17, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    You shared some great lessons here! It's time for me to rush off to work, but I'll come back later to view the videos–great post!

    Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.


  16. Amanda
    December 17, 2009 @ 7:56 am

    I totally agree that you are the only person responsible for the choices that you make! Great post!!!!!


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