Celebrating Women for the Real World


I heard an interesting saying this weekend and have spent a lot of time pondering it.

“Life is what happens;  Experience is what you gain from it.”

Think about it.  We have very little control over what life brings to us.  But, we can use every situation life throws at us to gain experience and make ourselves a better person.

For instance, let’s say a 1st grader has a spelling test they didn’t study for.  One of the words was cat.  They spell it Kat instead of cat!  Most likely two things will come from this – 1) they won’t forget to study 2) they will never forget how to spell cat.

Now let’s say there is a 30 year old woman who takes awesome care of herself.  She eats right, exercises, limits alcohol intake and doesn’t smoke.  Has never smoked.  That person has done all the right things but still is stricken with cancer.  That’s life.  Life dealt her a bad hand.  But, how she handles it and how her family members handle the situation will give them experience in life lessons.  Hopefully they will use that experience for good.

If there was ever one phrase that just totally made sense to me and changed my outlook, this is that phrase. 

Let’s face it.  We will all be hit with something not pleasurable or maybe pleasurable, but just something never experienced before.  If we look at what is happening as an opportunity to gain experience and better ourselves, the outcome will most likely be positive.  It may not be what we WANT it to be, but it will be more positive.

That’s my soap box speech for today.  Anyone else pondering anything?


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  1. * Kat says:

    Hmmm, so are you saying that I didn’t learn my lesson after that spelling test? 😉 Great saying! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  2. * Sheri says:

    LOL at Kat! No, you just spelled your name like a sexy vixen as opposed to the pussy type cat. Uhm, I think I’ll just stop now.

    Oh, and sorry for the rambling, but really – that’s how my brain works!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  3. * Cheeky says:


    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  4. * SuZan says:

    I love that saying!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  5. * Karen says:

    Pondering is good!

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago
  6. * Kami says:

    Was this, in fact, directed at Kat?


    I like this. I also like that we are surrounded by such strong women.

    | Reply Posted 9 years, 5 months ago

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