“Life is succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood” ~Helen Keller

I just finished reading “If Life is a Game, These are the Rules” by Cherie Carter-Scott Ph.D and it was a great experience!  I am not sure why it took me so long to run across this wonderful little guide-book for life.  It was originally published in 1998 and I do read a lot, especially in the fields of self-help and self-development.  I am going to assume that I was not ready for the lessons contained in the book until now.  (If Cherie should run across this entry, my apology in advance.  I just could not figure out how to get that mark over the first “e” in your first name.  Sorry about that!)

I am not going to repeat all of the ten lessons from the book; I am going to encourage you to buy a copy to read if you don’t already own one.  I do want to share just the first three rules…

Rule One: You Will Receive a Body – You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration of your life on Earth.
Rule Two: You Will Be Presented With Lessons – You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called “life.”  Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.
Rule Three: There Are No Mistakes, Only Lessons – Growth is a process of experimentation, a series of trials, errors, and occassional victories.  The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

These three rules really called out to me and in light of my recent illness and my new dedication to the health and vitality of my body, I know that I am ready to learn.

Do yourself a favor – go find this book.  Here is a link to Carter-Scott’s website which is also a great education in and of itself.

Till next time faithful readers…Jack

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.” ~Eartha Kitt