H. C. Covington at I CAN America (
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:15:21 -0500

Little Bits of Wisdom - For the Fatherless or Homeless place in each of us


1. You will receive one body. You may like it or hate it, but it
will be yours for the entire time you're here.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time
informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the
opportunity to learn the lessons. You may like the lessons or think
them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of
trial and error, and experimentation. The failed experiments are as
much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately works.

4. A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented
to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have
learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that
does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to
be learned.

6. There is no better a place than here. When your "there" has
become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will
again look better than "here".

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You can not love or hate
something about another person unless it reflects to you something
you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools
and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The
choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life's questions
lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen, and

(original author unknown)

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