I've also learned that patience, if not acquired naturally should be learned. It will serve you in ways that you can't imagine. Patience not only with others but with yourself. We aren't born knowing everything we need to know to navigate through life. It takes time, patience and practice to come close to acquiring enough skill just to get by.
When I was young my expectations got the best of me. I expected love to be perfect. I expected perfection from myself as a mother. I expected everyone to be happy all the time. I expected too much!
I've now learned to appreciate imperfection and all its individuality. It's our imperfections that make us unique and interesting.
I've learned that life isn't nearly as complicated as we make it. Treat others as you wish to be treated. That's pretty simple. When you leave a room make sure those you left behind are glad you came and not happy to see you leave.
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