Saturday, July 16, 2011

Worthy Fortune

“Past experience: He who never makes mistakes never did anything that’s worthy.”
Boy, I have made some mistakes in my life!
What have I learned? Never, Never believe the color that is on the box (esp. when you buy it on clearance it Kroger), never drink cheap wine…never do them both at the same time! There is nothing worse than a hangover with orange hair.
I have made worse mistakes to be sure, but most of them I am not willing to share in open company. But, what I will tell you is that from these mistakes I have grown as a person.
There is no better teacher than experience, sure there is a lot you can learn from books…but, unless that book hits you upside the head and takes you down a notch will it actually help you move forward in your life?
Maybe…maybe not. Same can be said for making a mistake, can you learn from a mistake? Maybe…maybe not.
It depends on if you are open to even admitting that you’ve made one.  
Accepting responsibility for a mistake is something that has become as rare as a day without a reality tv show in the primetime lineup. To grow, to move forward, to do something worthy after a mistake requires that atypical step of taking the blame…and the consequences.
Past experience, something worthy?
I will say that my past experience has brought me here…I have three wonderful children, a wonderful hubby, a great job and I am writing this blog…is it worthy, I hope so! I am a product of everything I have done, and all that I have been through…so, I will...
Live, Laugh, Love~
Vanilla Mama
Will my mistake be not playing these numbers? Maybe, but I will try to learn from it –
3, 20, 14, 5, 42, 10
PS - Gotta give a huge shout out to Jen over at Makobi Scribe who featured me as a guest post! Check it out by clicking here.


  1. I have learned a lot from my mistakes too. Buying something that would not fit me, in the hope that I will loose some weight. Buying fresh baked goods on the day of expiration and then not using and throwing them away. I could go on for ever and have given my kids reasons to learn from mistakes.
    Thanks for your support during this time when I get pensive very easily.

  2. Love your post. I was once told that they aren't mistakes but learning opportunies to change and make our lives better. Either way we should always learn from that which goes wrong in our lives. It is all part of growing.

  3. Thanks for a great reminder. I really enjoy your posts.

  4. Mistakes are there to teach us lessons. Life wouldn't be as fun without them. :)

  5. Mistakes are an excellent instructor, although I have known people who don't seem to learn from them! LOL Owning up to a mistake is important, too; and then fixing it, if possible. The main thing, of course: do not repeat it.


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