Life’s Lessons


As I was researching a number of things for my recent writings about my destiny, I was always coming back to “Life’s Lessons”. What have we learned (life’s lessons) helps shape us into the person we’ve become. And perhaps also help to answer where we might be headed. My heart transplant was one of the single most life changing experiences I’ve had, but it’s only one of life’s many lessons.

I’ve decided that I’ll be writing occasional  posts on “Life’s Lessons”.

Today’s random lesson is based on this anonymous quote.

“I’ve learned that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.”

My lesson for today is that I’m not sure that I have become the person I want to be. There are days I love myself, other days where I tolerate myself and then there are a few days where I simply can’t stand myself. I strive, and fail often, to be a “good” person that always says and does the right thing, be a bit more caring, more humble. However, I’m also a realist and I don’t like to hide the truth, nor sugar coat it. I can get wound up about politics, and I will call out people who speak untruths. I have strong convictions about what’s right and what’s wrong. And, I don’t always like that about myself. I need to be more tolerant.

I think the above quote should be changed to …..

“I’ve learned it’s taken me a long time to become the person that I am.”

I’m still not who I truly want to be, but I’m working on it …. every day. I strive to be a bit better person today, than I was yesterday.

Today’s lesson is that I’m not done learning or changing. And, I may never be that exact person I want to be, but I am working towards that goal daily.

Are you the person you want to be?

Lessons of Life

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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