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Today’s inspirational post is written by Yecheilyah Ysrayl from the PBS blog. EC, as I prefer to call her, runs an amazing blog full of great writing information, posts about life and the human condition, and she does lots of promoting of other authors. But this post in particular resonated with me because it mirrors my own thoughts and contains advice that I often give out to others, so I wanted to share it here with you today.


12 Life Lessons I Learned in 2017


  • Growth is painful, uncomfortable, and frustrating. It reveals the raw and aching part of us and demands our masks to fall so that we may accept who we truly are and what truly is. This is unpleasant and frightening but necessary because, without this kind of mental and physical suffering, we cannot grow.


  • Deceit lies, and lack of proper communication can destroy any relationship. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve known a person, how many secrets you’ve shared, how many deep conversations you’ve engaged in or how many tears you’ve shed, deception is a rotten fruit that contaminates weak foundations. No matter how embarrassing or silly, be upfront with the people you say that you love.


  • There is, sadly, a thing as being too nice. Energy is precious and we cannot risk being vulnerable to the first smile or positive comment that is thrown in our direction. Not in this world. While we can be positive examples, we must also accept that for some people it’s too late. They have been too far corrupted and will only trample our kindness and gossip about our weaknesses. Like the saying says, “Not everyone deserves a seat at the table of your life.” Discernment is key.


  • Let go of people who have let go of you. Do this without feeling ashamed, embarrassed or like you’ve done something wrong. Let go courageously. Without the need to explain yourself or to apologize for being misunderstood. People who have lied and betrayed you and left you out to rot will always make it seem that you are the person who is possessed and that you are the one who has done wrong. These are lies. In the words of Najwa Zebian, “shame lies on the person who takes advantage of a good heart.”


  • Laugh often and cry when necessary. Scream if you have to. Do not be ashamed. This is healing. Let the tears cleanse you.



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  1. Awwue. Thanks so much 🙂

    1. Loved it EC <3

  2. Oh, such excellent advice, Debby. Thank you both.xx

    1. And thank you Judith. 🙂 <3

  3. Good lessons, along with ‘life isn’t fair’. Once you get past that myth, life gets much better.

    1. True Jacqui. Great optimism! 😉

    2. Wait, no, but life isn’t fair lol.

  4. A wonderful post full of wisdom, Debby. Thanks for sharing. <3

    1. My pleasure sharing the good stuff Diana. 🙂 xx

    2. Thank you Diana!

  5. This seems to be a brilliant post Deb…I am hopping over to read more.

    1. Fantastic Balroop. 🙂

    2. Awesome. See you on the other side!

  6. Your blogs are always so inspiring to me! I thank you very much! All the best for you!

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! Happy New Year to you! 🙂

  7. Great share, Deb. This is a good example of taking stock of one’s life, something we’d all benefit from doing regularly. I tend to see things differently re: certain people being too far corrupted. Anyone can have an epiphany and change on a dime. I don’t give these folks my energy, but I also don’t close my heart to them. I don’t think EC does either ❤

    1. Wonderful analogy T. <3

    2. Hey Tina, thanks for sharing. I agree that anyone with breath in their body can change for the better at any time. You’re also correct in that my heart’s not closed. There are those, however, who are content with where they are with no intent on changing. If they happen upon an epiphany, awesome but the fact remains many are still stuck in their ways with no desire to change.

  8. Thank you, EC and Debby. Now to click to the website . . . !

    1. Thank you Marian. 🙂

    2. Thank you Marian.

  9. Fabulous advice from Yecheilyah .. Our Energy is precious and we can not change those who do not wish to be changed. Much better to concentrate on changing the things within our own lives that matter and make a difference..

    And it is good there are many out there doing just that.. 🙂 Sending Hugs.. and more Hugs your way.. <3

    1. Well said my friend, we can’t change others but we are in charge of our own self to stick to higher ground. 🙂 <3 x Hugs back! xxx

    2. Thank you Sue for stopping by and leaving a comment on the table. You’re spot on. We have to be the change we want to see.

  10. You’re right, Debby. It is an inspirational share, and I agree with every one.

    1. Thanks Norah. 🙂 x

  11. What a fabulous share, Debby. Thanks so much. Love and hugs.

    1. Happy to share the inspiration Michelle <3

  12. Wise words! They resonate with you, with me, and probably with most of your followers, Debby. Thanks for sharing!

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