The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned in 33 Years


Life sure has surprised me in 33 years.

I am stronger from the twists along the way, humbled by the blessings, and hopeful.

The most important thing I’ve learned will stick with me forever.

Without a doubt, that lesson is this:

There will always be situations and people you cannot change.

Yet, you do have some control.

You are responsible for your:

  • Actions
  • Attitude
  • Reactions

And with these, you have the power to change everything.

Photo by dmelchordiaz

Check out Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk, coming January 2016 from Delacorte Press/Random House. Visit her author site here.


1 AmandaT March 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

That last bit needs to be a on a print. Love it.

2 Melissa March 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

That would be awesome! Thanks for reading.

3 Sandy Brehl March 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Beautifully said, and a lesson worth learning even if it took 103 years.

4 Melissa March 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Thank you, Sandy! And while you’re here, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate all that you do for the WI chapter. xoxo

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