Life 101: Each Semester, New Lessons

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

We make a mistake, we have to go out and make amends. If we did something wrong, and we apologized and made a commitment never to do it again, it’s time not to keep beating ourselves up. We can’t let mistakes trigger our shame. We did wrong but we, ourselves, are not wrong.

We’re all in Life 101. Every day, we’re beginners. Each semester, we can learn from the past and try to do better. But we’re going to keep making mistakes. That’s part of being human and being alive.

How well do we recover from our mistakes? That’s what the learning is. That’s where the spiritual lessons are garnered.

To be a hero of our lives, we have to remember: No pain, no gain.

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker) was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, The Jerusalem Post, and many other publications. Her first book, and author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle. She lives in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family.
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