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52 lessons Banky W and Adesua can learn from Gbemi Saraki

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On the day Banky W and Adesua Etomi announced their engagement, Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki clocked 52 (Wednesday, May 3) – she reeled out 52 lessons she’s learnt from life.

The two-time senator taught us some of life’s greatest lessons the adorable entertainment couple can also learn from.
Here they are:

BIRTHDAY MESSAGE TO SELF – WORDS IN THE KEY OF LIFE:

52 TRUTHS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT LIFE

There are so many great lessons we all learn from life. I personally made a list with some of the most important ones so far, lessons that had a great impact in my life.

 

These lessons have helped me become the person I am today.

They are a little window into my soul of teachings that have changed my life. Everyone has their own truth though and what is true for me may not be true for you.

 

I know there are more to come and I am ready, opened and receptive to them all.

 

Some are quotes from various people, both known and unknown, from Albert Einstein to the Iya Rashida, the Iya onidiri, who used to do my daughter’s hair many years ago; whilst others are purely mine. All coming together to mean and explain so much to me about this thing called …life.

 

So what are these truths, these lessons? What have I learnt?

 

  1. I’ve learned –

that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you can keep going long after you can’t.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

 

  1. I‘ve learned-

that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, how people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t always biological.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that to always remember what your parents taught you, it came from the most sacred place of love that exists.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that high quality is worth any quantity, in possessions, friends and experiences.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that I am truly privileged to be growing old…

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that to write a person off as worthless is an act of great violence.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that God made me just the way I am to do what He created me to do.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that failure is a bruise not a tattoo

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that sometimes the best answer is silence.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that music is one of the most supreme expressions of life. Enjoy it. Appreciate it. Love it.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that solitude is different from loneliness.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that behind every beautiful life, there has been some kind of pain. Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty.

 

  1. I’ve learned-

that God gives mercy for the past, grace for the present, hope for the future.

And she added an extra lesson:

  1. I’ve learned-

that you only live once, so you might as well be a badass.

 

I am truly blessed.

 

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