“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
A dear friend of my Mothers always wore a “Live & Learn” necklace. Whenever I am tempted to judge, accuse, or blame myself/others…. I try to see that pendant in my mind.
It’s a great visual anchor to remind myself that life is not a dress rehearsal, each day is a gift to lift yourself higher than the last, and it it’s okay to make mistakes as long you apply the learning moving forward.
Today, when temptation arrives to go to those dark places, try to remember living and learning is accepting ourselves/others at that moment as we/they are. How freeing that is!