I came across this today....

24 November 2007

Ten Rules for Being Human
by Cherie Carter-Scott

You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”

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

Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

“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.”

Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

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.

Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

You will forget all this.

...and parts of it really struck a chord......I hope I dont forget too soon...


  1. hello, you're being a bit introspective today!

    Hmmm... the "shadow". Those things about ourselves that we don't like. The same things that we always notice that we don't like about other people. LOL.

    I think that Cherie misses something though. I think that she misses the bit about "every now and then you just have to say "what the h%ll" and do what feels right at the time.

  2. Anonymous9:00 pm

    Hey Mardi, have seen this before, but so glad you reminded me of it - it's so true!!!

  3. Anonymous12:58 am

    Hi Mardi, Excellent Blog. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jeff, Paramedic, NY, USA

  4. Hi Mardi
    Thanks for sharing, definitely food for thought in there.

    Take care

  5. hey Mardi thanks for stopping by.
    Gotta say I am GREEN with envy looking @ those sneek peaks @ the classes ur teaching.
    YAY for Mitch getting his "P's".
    Yep, great quote/saying....it's also a great way of explaining to kid's who have had a sibling die & especially who's body hasn't worked so called "normal" here on earth. Does that make sense? probably not...LOL
    Ohhh yeh fantabulous creations there as always

  6. Anonymous12:12 pm

    That was a great read Mardi - thanks for sharing!!

  7. Anonymous12:33 pm

    I loved reading through the Ten rules of being human. It really does make you stop and think.

    And ohhh! Did you notice you had a comment from a paramedic in the US!b How exciting to be noticed ;)
    Take care