Wisdom of the Ages 417

I know this is from a well known song but is something I try and live by:
“I am what I am, and what I am needs no excuses” It’s taken me all my life to start learning that this is the one thing I have heard I need to listen to.
And when someone tells me they love me, its really is worth taking the risk to believe them.
Female, 26, York, UK.”



  1. Lynne Gabbe-Harkcom said,

    April 11, 2007 at 3:48 am

    Very succinctly:

    Shit happens.

    This, too, shall pass.

    Unfortunately, I’m presently facing a situation (chronic debilitating disease, non-fatal) that will only get worse, which makes me wonder about #2 – but on the other hand, I’ve learned that people are actually better than I had thought. Confinement to a wheelchair gives a whole new perspective!

  2. Peggy said,

    April 13, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Lynne:I once worked with Lisa Thies, a disabled woman and an advocate for disablded students, who said that if she did not have a wheelchair THEN she would have been confined…I am hoping that very soon you can find that perspective. Slowing down often allows us to “smell the roses”, hope you have an opportunity to do so.

  3. Peta said,

    April 14, 2007 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Sharon and All,
    Love this blog. I thought about what gem of wisdom has changed me.
    It has to be – The toes you tread on today are on the feet which are on the ends of the legs that hold up the bottom you may have to kiss tomorrow.
    I still tread on toes but sometimes I think about things first.

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