There is something that has weighed heavy on my mind lately and I thought that I would share this with you.
My birthday was at the beginning of July and I have reflected a lot about life in general. The thought that keeps coming to my mind is that life is really a classroom and we are all students in that classroom. We make mistakes. Those mistakes are called learning experiences. Sometimes we may make the same mistakes over and over before we finally grasp the lesson(s) that we need to learn. Sadly, however, there are those who will continue to make the same mistakes over and over all the while hoping for different results, and never realizing that they are the epitome of insanity.
Life has many trials and tribulations, but it is up to us to decide how we are going to handle the trials and tribulations that come our way. How we choose to handle them determines whether we pass or fail the tests. Whether or not we pass a test is evidenced by our learning from our mistakes, vowing not to repeat them, and putting ourselves in better and wiser positions to progress in life.
A part of being a good and wise student is being humble and teachable. Some students in the school of life are willing to learn and try different things, where others seem to stay stuck in a rut because they refuse to learn anything that is different from what they are already accustomed to. We must leave our comfort zones, and learn to think outside of the proverbial box, or else we will never reach our full potential in life.
Karlyn Kay Stebbins
17 July 2014
Founder of The Conqueror Foundation
Karlyn Kay Stebbins’ Biography:
Karlyn Kay Stebbins is a guest writer for Morsels Of Bread. She is an addictions counselor and works in a drug rehabilitation center. She has a double major in Sociology and Psychology, and a minor in Communications. She is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having been baptized on 26 March 2011. Her hobbies are reading and writing. She also enjoys spending time with her son and his friends. She is also the Founder of The Conqueror Foundation and has a blog called “Reflection Pays” where she shares her insights.