“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” ~ Author Unknown

Oh, mistakes, we all make them and will continue to do so until the end of time. It’s not really all that important that we make big and small mistakes as we travel along. What is very important though is that we try and learn from them and hopefully not make the same ones again and again. When that happens something is very much out of whack in the whole way we are living and deserves some investigation.

Beating ourselves up won’t make the mistakes any less and only causes horrible stress in our lives, and we certainly have enough stress just by breathing so we shouldn’t be manufacturing it too.

I used to be really hard on myself when I made any kind of mistake and probably lost some future years and brain cells while putting myself through hell. So now I have finally learned to do what needs to be done when I make a mistake, and then let it go blowing in the wind. Very freeing and good for the soul.

I’m happier living this way and I bet you will be too. Go on, live your life, but don’t be so hard on yourself. Always keep learning by trying new things, and simply brush yourself off when you fall on your face. Hey, that’s how you learn to be mindful.

“Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.” ~ Kierkegaard

33 thoughts on “Mistakes

  1. Val Boyko says:

    I can relate Michele. As we get older and experience life, we realize that mistakes and understanding are a part of our growth. Thank you 💕

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  2. True words of profound inspiration, Michele and agree totally with your words.


  3. Laleh Chini says:

    Very lovely dear Michele.

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  4. I do so agree Michele. Super post.

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  5. Karen Lang says:

    Beautiful wisdom 💚🙏🏻

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  6. Pam Lazos says:

    Gosh, I love all your posts. Another winner, Michele. This is so hard for me, but I will redouble efforts today!

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  7. smilecalm says:

    thank you for kindly
    forgiving my mistakes, Michele 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Michelle says:

    Great post…love the saying about mistakes being used as stepping stones…light bulb moment!

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  9. Great post. It’s difficult not to be hard on myself..but it’s a needed thing. HUGS

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  10. Eliza says:

    I love your attitude now. Well, I think you know by now that I find all your posts calming, reassuring and insightful.
    Forgiving ourselves is so important. And all mistakes can be stepping stones. Or stumbling blocks. It’s easier to stay on the floor than to climb over them, and so amazing to use them to help.
    Love, light and glitter


    • If my posts help to create calm, reassuring and insightful info. and feelings, wow, that makes me very happy Eliza. That’s what I strive always to do and I thank you so very much for letting me know. Let’s always use our mistakes as stepping stones 🙂

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      • Eliza says:

        🙂 I feel like I’ve said that so often that I’m repeating myself, yeah, they do. I think I’ve told you before that I went through your old posts for the peacefulness of them. Your calm comes through them.
        Love, light and glitter


  11. Aw, that’s so nice Eliza. I love hearing that.


  12. inese says:

    “Life must be lived forward” – what a wonderful message!


  13. It’s the only way to live. Thank you so much Inese 🙂


  14. Great message. Really makes me reflect on my life.


  15. Wonderful insight for my Saturday morning – many thanks!

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  16. It makes me happy that I added some sparkle. Thank you so much for dropping by. 🙂


  17. Yashasvi says:

    It’s so difficult to avoid being hard on yourself after making a mistake that you know you could have avoided. We always end up regretting, thinking what could have gone right without that mistake, but we don’t realise the lessons it gave can change our lives. Your post is so relatable and thank you for this insight!🌺

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  18. Hi Yashasvi! Thank you so much for stopping by and your beautiful comments. It’s always difficult when we make mistakes not to be hard on ourselves. But mistakes are part of our journey and we learn so much from them. And most important, like you have said, “The lessons it gave can change our lives.” I love that. There are mistakes that I have made that I sure wish I wouldn’t have made, but I have to admit they did change my life in a good way. I can feel the growth I’ve made as a human.

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