The First Time

  1. The first time you turn your high heels around and walk away from a bad situation is the first time you realize that you control your own happiness.

  2. The first time you do something kind for someone who cannot repay you is the first time you realize that giving love to others will bring you infinitely more joy than trying to receive love from others.

  3. The first time you realize that we’re not all given equal opportunities is the first time you get the chance to treat everyone equally anyway.

  4. The first time you make a big mistake is the first time you realize that every mistake comes with an equally important lesson.

  5. The first time you love someone deeply is the first time you realize how much sunshine one person can bring to your world.

  6. The first time you look in the mirror and smile is the first time you realize that God created your face and you get to create the expression.

  7. The first time you decide to tell the truth when it would be easier to lie is the first time you realize that having character is more important than avoiding confrontation.

  8. The first time you cross a finish line– whether it’s a literal one or an emotional one– is the first time you realize how strong you really are.

  9. The first time you experience something traumatic is the first time you realize that life is precious and should not be taken for granted.

  10. The first time you face something that scares you is the first time you realize that life is worth living when you take risks.

 
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  1. #1 by emjayandthem on May 10, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    so many radiant truths here, I cannot comment on them all!!

    wonderful post J.R. :)

    MJ

  2. #3 by shelbyisrad on May 10, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    so much truth sweet girl!!!

  3. #5 by Julie on May 11, 2011 - 3:58 am

    Love #1. ADORE the suitcases.

  4. #7 by Heather on May 11, 2011 - 4:58 am

    I HAVE MISSED YOU SO MUCH! I can’t wait until I get my own computer back…

  5. #9 by countingducks on May 11, 2011 - 5:55 am

    Nice and inspiring

  6. #11 by Jacqueline DeWylde on May 11, 2011 - 7:33 am

    I love this list and I so needed to read it this morning! :) Thank you for being such an encourager. *HUGS*

    • #12 by Jaclyn Rae on May 13, 2011 - 12:06 pm

      Thank YOU for being an encourager to me as well :)

  7. #13 by Annette on May 11, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    Love all of these wonderful truths and particularly love no. 6. Thanks so much for posting x

    • #14 by Jaclyn Rae on May 13, 2011 - 12:07 pm

      Thanks Annette. I always love getting comments from you :)

  8. #15 by Blossom Dreams on May 11, 2011 - 3:52 pm

    Stunning words – just lovely :D

    Chloe xx

  9. #17 by littlecurio on May 12, 2011 - 1:53 am

    Jaclyn, you’re gorgeous! Love these, especially no. 4- amen to that!

    • #18 by Jaclyn Rae on May 13, 2011 - 12:08 pm

      Awww, I think you’re just gorgeous too!!

  10. #19 by Surrey gal on May 12, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    Very inspirational, and so true… Thank you.

  11. #21 by mnjuguna1 on May 12, 2011 - 3:31 pm

    all true…so true…i love the one about choosing to tell the truth over an easier way out

  12. #23 by thisbrokenhearthashope on May 13, 2011 - 7:15 am

    Number 1 and 7 really struck me! Love this.

  13. #25 by sharonvogiatzi on May 15, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Jaclyn, you’re amazing!! You’ll be quoted by the masses in time to come.

    • #26 by Jaclyn Rae on May 17, 2011 - 8:24 pm

      You’re amazing too!! Thanks, as always, for the love. <3

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