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 Lessons of Life...





I feared being alone

until I learned to like

myself.


I feared failure

until I realized that I only

fail when I don't try.


I feared success

until I realized

that I had to try

in order to be happy

with myself.


I feared people's opinions

until I learned that

people would have opinions

about me anyway.


I feared rejection

until I learned to

have faith in myself.


I feared pain

until I learned that

it's necessary

for growth.


I feared the truth

until I saw the

ugliness in lies.


I feared life

until I experienced

its beauty.


I feared death

until I realized that it's

not an end, but a beginning.


I feared my destiny,

until I realized that

I had the power to change

my life.


I feared hate

until I saw that it

was nothing more than

ignorance.


I feared love

until it touched my heart,

making the darkness fade

into endless sunny days.


I feared ridicule

until I learned how

to laugh at myself.


I feared growing old

until I realized that

I gained wisdom every day.


I feared the future

until I realized that

life just kept getting

better.


I feared the past

until I realized that

it could no longer hurt me.


I feared the dark

until I saw the beauty

of the starlight.


I feared the light

until I learned that the

truth would give me

strength.



I feared change,

until I saw that

even the most beautiful butterfly

had to undergo a metamorphosis

before it could fly.



"Lessons of Life" written and designed by Bobette Bryan
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