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Life’s Lessons on my 28 Years of Experience

I’ve just celebrated my 28th birthday on the 3rd of October.  Hooray!

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I thank God for my family, friends, and the life’s great lessons I gained from my 28 years of experience on earth.  Haha.  I’m jotting down the first 28 lessons on my mind.  Enjoy!

  1.  You cannot choose your parents and they age as you do.  Love them with all your heart.
  2. There is no one formula for love.  God has written a unique love story for each of us and it’s all beautiful.
  3. Love doesn’t go away; it just changes in form.
  4. God is the author of love.
  5. People come and go.  Some people come in our lives for a specific reason, then go away after fulfilling their purpose.
  6. Some people may come back on another chapter of our lives.
  7. Moving on isn’t just for romantic relationships.  Sometimes it involves family, friends, work, or a chapter in your life that you want to stay but you couldn’t anymore.
  8. Time isn’t the key to moving on; acceptance is.
  9. Move at your own pace; but remember that time won’t wait for you.
  10. Slow down.  Take time to smell the flowers, watch the birds fly or the clouds go by.
  11. Travel with a purpose.
  12. Travelling is so much better with friends.
  13. Travelling is even better with family.  Give time for it once in a while.
  14. Lend money and don’t expect it back.
  15. Save.  You’ll never know when you’ll need it.
  16. There will always be that friend who will stick closer than a brother.
  17. Your plans may fail but God has better ones prepared for you.  Trust Him.
  18. Set your priorities right.
  19. Important and urgent are two different things.
  20. Integrity involves being consistently good at home, school, church, community…and everywhere else you go.
  21. It’s hard to be good at all times.  That’s where grace comes in.
  22. Have your principles aligned with Christ, and stand by it.
  23. Invest only what you can afford to lose. (Oh, btc!)
  24. Health matters.  Invest on it.  Eat the right food, exercise, and sleep.  (Yes, I know it’s hard but you can do it! )
  25. Sometimes, you are the answer to your own prayers.
  26. You can be the answer to somebody else’s prayers.
  27. Consistency is beautiful.
  28. Things change, people change, but the love of God remains the same.

So that’s it.  There’s more to come, and  there’s a lot more to do.  Yay!  I thank God for all the blessings and the opportunities to learn and to serve Him more with all my heart.

And as apostle Paul said to the church in Thessalonians,

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I’ll remember these words (my life verses) as I go on another year of experience.

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- teacher, dreamer, sinner saved by grace, ordinary person with an extraordinary God

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