It’s not until you almost hit, or you DO hit rock bottom that you realize how bad off you are…

If only we could…if only I could learn from others’ mistakes and experiences.

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This is un Dicho, a saying that we have in Spanish, and sadly it is all too true…

No one learns from another’s life, mistakes.  This is basically what it is saying.

In English, we are motivated to make mistakes!

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but
saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.  ~Alexander Pope, in
Swift, Miscellanies

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.  ~John Powell

And this is One of the Greatest Quotes of all

Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one.  ~Author Unknown

This one I just Love!

Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the
other fellow.  ~Henry S. Haskins

I guess point being…though WE are not mistakes, we Can and Should Learn from them…Sadly, it seems that the vast majority of us have to make them ourselves…

Oh, and please, let us NOT forget to take Responsibility for them…

Doing THAT is a different Issue altogether…


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  1. I love that Alexander Swift quote. This entry itself an excellent reminder. It’s so easy to fall into despair about the things we’ve done wrong, when those are a better reflection of who we were in a moment than who we are eternally.

    It was hard to let my siblings make their own mistakes when I was younger. I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like watching my son make his and understanding he must make them for himself!


    1. You know…I read a Beautiful Interview with Father Robert Barron that goes over, briefly of course, our Past…

      It’s with Elizabeth Scalia….You may enjoy it! “Ever-Present Yes

      And thank you so much for stopping by!

      I am extremely grateful and flattered.


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