Lesson #1: Don't settle for less than what you deserve. This one is super hard and it has taken me forever to realize. I believe that the way we treat our selves sets the tone for how other people treat us, and if you believe you don't deserve better than other people are going to believe the same thing. Don't ever settle for anything because you believe you don't deserve better, because you do. People are going to try to use you and treat you like crap, but only you have the power to realize you don't have to settle for that nonsense. Life is too short to settle for less than and mediocre, everyone deserves to get the best in life. Settling means you think you aren't worthy of anything better, which leads to self deprecation and misery, which no one deserves! The second you change the way you see your own worth you will never want to settle again because you know you deserve much, much better. Relationships, friendships, jobs, don't tolerate anything in your life that doesn't make you feel good, it's not worth it, because the only person it's going to hurt is you. I've realized I've been settling for far too long, and it is time for a change!
Lesson #2: Everything happens for a reason. I'm a believer that there are no such things as coincidences. At the concert last night this girls sunglasses fell off, so I picked them up and gave them back to her. We started chatting and immediately became BFF's! We felt like we were soul sisters and talked about how it must have been fate that we met. The rest of the night I hung out with my new BFF Jacqui and her fabulous friends! We all hit it off and they welcomed me into their group, and it made me think that some things are too perfect to be accidents. Life has a strange way of finding us exactly what we need at just the right time. Everyone you meet serves a purpose in your life, things fall apart so better things can come together, and things always seem to have a way of working out in the end. Good things happen to remind us of the simple pleasures in life, and tough times test our strength and we become better people because of it. I've learned to stop questioning the curveballs life throws at me and to just roll with the punches. Everything that happens in your life is just another puzzle piece in the grand scheme of life, and eventually they will all piece together. Good times, bad times, and everything in between all serve a purpose, and as soon as you learn everything happens for a reason life becomes a bit easier to understand.
Have you learned any lessons recently? I'd love to hear them! I'll put some concert pics below, there's truly no better way to kick off summer than a country concert! How was your weekend?