This is the truth about being on the other side. You will have to get a taste of both sides of life before you can truly appreciate and value the lessons learned. Unless you experience what it feels like to be on the other side of any situation, you may not understand what I’m talking about now.
If at all you have not yet experience both sides of life situations this post is to help you create awareness about some ironies in life, appreciate life the more, learn more yet be thankful for the grace to be where you are now.
On the other hand, if you have had a taste of both sides of life, good or bad, smiles or sadness, today’s post is for you as well. It is to encourage you to learn through life, appreciate the struggles and the lessons along the way.
Life is beautiful and amazing but so are it’s ironies to human beings too. Some people may see ironies as mere coincidences in life but if you could only read deeper meanings to them, you will definitely find true life lessons and counsels within them.
Today I will be making known some ironies in life and the lessons that they hold for any young woman that will choose to learn from them.
Irony of life one
When flood comes, fishes eat ants but when flood recedes ants eat fishes.
This irony of life means that no condition is permanent forever, never. Only time distinguishes everyone. The truth about life is that you can be on the other end of the line within a split second.
The lesson: what may be a hindrance to someone else’s success is an opportunity to succeed for another. When it’s your time in life, nothing can stand in the way. Therefore be apt in recognizing and seizing opportunities, don’t forget to appreciate the journey because the table is turning fast.
Irony of life two
For making soap oil is required and to clean oil stains soap is required.
This is so intuitive. If you have been opportune to be in a factory where soap production is done either for local consumption or commercial purposes, you will know that this is very true. Soap and oil are indispensable to each other, in other words one can’t do without the other.
The lesson: no one is self-sufficient, the person you hurt or reject today might be the same person to help you tomorrow, vice versa. Everybody needs help in life at some point, so treat people as good as you would love to be treated.
Irony of life three
You will not know how it feels to be sad until you have lost your happiness.
Ever been sad? If yes let me see your hand up. Ok! I believe you know that feeling of being sad, losing the things or the people that bring you happiness, watching all that you have ever built your happiness around slip through your fingers, in your eyes because you have no control over such events. Though what makes up our happy lists vary from person to person but I believe you know how golden happiness is even if it is for a day.
The Lesson: Count your blessings and name them one by one, stay grateful to God and to the people that contribute to your happiness, appreciate those things that make life worth living because your happiness or sorrow today may be what someone needs to smile and have a reason to live for tomorrow.
Irony of life four:
To learn from life you must make mistakes in life.
I am an ardent believer that experience is the best teacher ever. Everybody makes mistakes but what makes a difference is choosing to learn from our mistakes.
The Lesson: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, move out of your comfort zone because clarity and focus come from lessons learned from life mistakes. Your success is not in your comfort zone. Launch into the deep!
Irony of life five
To lead you have to serve. Getting to the ladder of leadership has no shortcut, you must serve somehow irrespective of the position. Every true, good and successful leader started by serving. Life doesn’t accept shortcuts.
The Lesson: this irony of life simply means that in life when you start from the beginning, the ending is sure to be successful. Humility is key. You have to serve in other to be served.
That is a wrap for now. Those were some of the ironies of life that I have learned from which I think you could also learn from as young women. I am open to your thoughts and additions to this post. Please do share.
What ironies of life do you know and have learned from?
Dominika Goodness is a blogger and a writer. I publish inspirational articles on my blog focusing on love, joy, personal development, happy healthy lifestyles, a bit of my personal style and things that I indulge in. I find my purpose and joy in helping young women find happiness, success and contentment in the course of discovering the purpose of their assignments in life.