12 Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life

I first met my friend, Delores when we moved to Minnesota 42 years ago. Although she was older than I am, she was always an encouraging, caring, and funny friend. In April of this year, Delores passed from this life to the next. At her funeral one of her family members read 12 Life Lessons that Delores had penned before she died. I asked permission to share them with you here on my blog because I thought Delores’ wisdom shouldn’t be wasted.

12 Lessons Learned from Delores Anderson Engen

  1. One person saying, “You made my day,” well that makes my day!.    
  2. Being kind is more important than being right.
  3. You can always pray for someone when you don’t have the strength to help them in any other way.
  4. I am glad God didn’t give us everything we ask for.
  5. Money doesn’t buy class.
  6. The Lord didn’t do it all in one day, why should I think I can?
  7. An easy way to grow as a person is to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
  8. Everyone deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  9. Opportunities are never lost.  Someone else will take the ones you miss.
  10. One should keep their words soft and tender because tomorrow you may have to eat them.
  11. I can’t choose how I feel but I can choose what I do about it.
  12. When your newly born grandchild takes ahold of your finger you are hooked for life.

I could probably write an entire blog on each of these subjects but instead, I’m just going to uncharacteristically keep my mouth shut and let you digest them on your own for now.

Thank you, Delores, for leaving behind a legacy of wisdom, encouragement, and love.

Cover photo by Gaetano Cessati on Unsplash

7 comments on “12 Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life

  1. Nancy Murphy

    I’m SO GLAD I subscribe to your blog. My life is so enriched by reading your words. I have shared many of your blog posts, and will share this one, as well.

    You made my day!

  2. Jerry and Karen Holte

    Such wisdom. You are a great writer…funny…a good relative,,,and a blessing to us.

  3. Jane C.

    I really liked number #2. Thank you Nancy, for your blog and its encouraging/funny words!

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