MarineMom] Here are some things I’ve learned on this ride so far:
1 Patience is something you acquire when you realize you do not control events, and make a choice to sail through smoothly.
2 Although we may not always agree with one another, I believe in the goodness that lies within our souls.
3 Words are powerful instruments and better used for lifting up, than for taking down. Speak kindly or hold your thought. The echo of harshness is long and damaging . . . The echo of kindness is long and healing. Which do you prefer?
4 It feels really good to touch one another with shared virtual smiles, hugs, tears, and laughter.
5 As a group of people, we are all smarter and stronger.
6 Blind trust is a disservice to yourself and those you place it in. Follow your intuition, but do your own homework so as to educate yourself.
7 Things aren’t always what we expect or wish for and that’s when we must “adapt and overcome” (as a marine near and dear to me has said).
8 Laughter and silliness is good medicine and releives stress.
9 If you want help with something, all you have to do is say so. Dinarians are a very diverse group of people, from whom I have learned so much.
10 And even after all that learning from dinarians, sometimes it’s a good idea to shut down the computer and hold someone in your arms.
thudz04] I have learned this Dinar adventure has been the most exciting, frustrating, exhilirating, taxing, nerve wracking, spiritually uplifting, depressing, educational, eye-opening experience of my life that will have the most spectacular ending imaginable and will be worth every moment invested.