My friend Annie at McGuffy’s Reader started a wonderful blog hop called Sparks with the intent to share an inspirational thought each Monday, and she’s invited us to join her. I think this is an awesome idea, and a great way to start the week!
I think the above quote is something so important for us to learn, and to teach our children. We tend to feel that we have failed every time something doesn’t go as planned, but in reality those “failures” are just learning lessons, teaching us what to do differently next time.
Sometimes it might take several “failures” to figure out the right answers, most certainly the case of my previous marriages. I had to ask myself what I was doing wrong, and I discovered in large part that I was choosing wrong. So I made a choice to make change my way of thinking and what path I wanted my life to take.
We can apply that life lesson in big and small ways. If something isn’t working out, ask yourself why, and discover what you’ve learned from the failure. Then do something different!
The only true failure in life is when we stop trying to figure something out and give up. Did I fail at my previous marriages? Yes, I did. But I learned many important things from those failures which enable me to have a very good marriage to a very good man now, so I am grateful for those life lessons.
Come and check out Sparks, find your inspiration for the week there, and maybe share something too!
Many of you are familiar with the “Thought for the Day” posts on my Facebook page that carry more messages of hope and encouragement. I post a new one each morning, drop by and check them out. 🙂