We learn all the time through various means – at school, college, university, from neighbours, friends, relatives etc. Who have been your teachers over the years?
My teachers have been my parents, my primary school teachers, my senior school teachers, college tutors, my cousins, my children, my grandchildren, colleagues, my friends, my mother-in-law, my husband, myself and strangers.
I was taught as a child by my parents and my teachers that I was average. This is not a lesson I want to keep because I am not, never have been and never will be average. I am unique and I may not know the same things that so called clever people know, but what I do know is just as valuable.
I was taught by my college tutors that I should follow the rules. This is not a lesson I want to keep because not all rules should be followed. There are some rules that must be followed for good reasons, and there are some that can be bent a little, and some that should be ignored completely. It is all dependent upon the situation and the rule.
I was taught by my husband and three children that love is unconditional for them. That is a lesson I am keeping because no matter what I love them all unconditionally.
I have been taught by my grandchildren that they are more intelligent than their previous generations and that they will be going places when they are old enough. This is a lesson I want to keep and I want to watch them do just that.
I was taught by my mother-in-law that we are on this earth to help people. This is a lesson definitely to keep because that is what I do above all else. Help people, everywhere.
I was taught by myself that I can do more than I originally thought was possible to do. This is definitely another lesson I want to keep and expand upon.
I have learned and am still learning that there is so much more to learn and that life is a school. This lesson will be staying for the rest of my life.
I have learned that life only works one way, inside out and understanding this makes my life so much better.
Think about who has taught you over the years, what you have learned and how valuable it is.
Is there something you have learned that has made a huge difference in your life? Let me know, I am interested to hear from you.