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Poem-Precious Lesson Learned from Life- Response to Word Prompt of Week 26

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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

Word Prompt Help Creativity-Week 26

Brenda, our dear friend and a great poet gave us the word prompt ‘Lesson’ this week. After some thought, I remembered the list I had compiled many days back on the lessons that I had learned from life. I wanted to pass this on to my children and was contemplating on writing to them. I hoped that the simple life lesson that I learned along the journey of my life would help them in their own lives in future. But Brenda’s word prompt this week gave me a chance to convert these thoughts into a poem which I could share with my children and all my friends.

And I believe that there’s a lesson in almost everything that you do and every experience, and getting the lesson is how you move forward. It’s how you enrich your spirit. And, trust me, I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.

— Oprah Winfrey

My Life Lessons

I had learnt important life lessons early on from my parents. They were good role models. We imbibed the lessons of good values, discipline, respect for others by seeing them rather than from any advice given by them. We learnt from them that hard work and dedication and focus are important for achieving anything in life. We learnt when very young that there is no short cut to success. Some of the lessons we learned were from the stories that our grand mother used to tell us. It was mostly stories from the epics of our culture, 'The Ramayana' and 'The Mahabharata'. We used to be fascinated by the wonderful stories from the epics and never got tired of repetitions of the stories.

But mostly it is our experiences in life that teach us invaluable lessons. We wish sometimes that someone had told us about these when we were younger. As we grow older, we realize that to cope with the challenges that life throws at us is the biggest lesson that we can ever learn in life. I also learnt some important life lessons from ‘The Bhagavad Gita’, the holy Hindu scripture. The important principles contained in the Bhagavad Gita related to work, life, religion, philosophy, and spirituality are relevant in our practical life even today. Reciting the verses of the Gita along with my daughter who is an ardent devotee and follower of the scripture, had a profound influence on my life.

Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

— Roy T. Bennett

The Poem

I learned from Life a precious Lesson

That life is short and Life is a blessing

And caring for the people you love

Is the work most fulfilling.

I learned from Life the lesson

that all lives are precious

And to value inclusiveness

Of all life forms in their essence.



I learned from life the lesson

That time is a great healer

What seems massive today

May turn out to be trivial tomorrow.

I have learned the lesson from life

Never to be saddened by failures

They are but stepping stones to progress

And help you to grow to sublimes

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.

— Roy T. Bennett

I have learned from Life the lesson

To live life on my own terms

To invest in my own vision

To be the best person I can envision.

Life has taught me the lesson

That change is vital to growth

Accepting challenges along the way

To turn obstacles into opportunities

And problems into possibilities.

Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.

— Roy T. Bennett



Life has taught me the lesson

That faith and discipline

Make everything effortless

While anxiety makes things worsen.

Life has taught me the lesson

To start each day with one thought positive

And a heart full of gratitude

To distance myself from all things negative

To choose kindness, happiness and peace

Over anger hatred and attitude.

Life has taught me the Lesson

That a goal is what keeps one going

The key to a life of purpose

Is choosing the right path knowing

That it is not one that many traverse.

I have learned the lesson from Life

That nature and art can be rejuvenating

Listening to music enriching

And gazing at the blue sea and sky uplifting.

Life has taught me the lesson

To not pay attention to naysayers

To listen to my inner voice

And reconnect with myself

To be balanced and to rejoice.