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10 Rules for Human Beings

Life Lessons

I woke up in a reflective mood today.  I do that sometimes.  Maybe it’s the fact that it is a lazy Sunday and maybe it is the fact that I feel the need sometimes to remind myself of my goals in life and, since I am constantly tweaking them, look at what I have accomplished and what I still think I need to accomplish (and sometimes what I really have outgrown).  I cannot, for the life of me, remember where I found these lessons but wherever it was, they have my undying gratitude because, when I found them today while looking for another file (funny how God puts what you need to see in front of you), as I read them again, I thought these were the exact rules I needed to hear at the moment as I am not loving my developing “whale body” of a triplet pregnancy, worried about making mistakes as a mother, and having a struggle waiting for the “there” instead of being grateful for the “here”.


The Ten Rules For Being Human.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, ‘life’.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The ‘failed’ experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately ‘work’.

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. ‘There’ is no better a place than ‘here’. When your ‘there’ has become a ‘here’, you will simply obtain another ‘there’ that will again look better than ‘here’.

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

-Dr. Cherie Carter-Scott, If Life is A Game, These Are The Rules


Which ones resonate with you?  Which ones are your favorites?  Which ones do you need to work on the most?

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  • mary

    Thanks for these….yes, very useful for me too! I resonate with all of them! Maybe especially the answers are within you as I doubt my answers within sometimes.
    By the way, I have no doubt in the world that you will be the most wonderful mother. Your triplets are going to be lucky to have someone as wise, caring and inspiring as you to bring them into the world. Of this, I have no doubt whatsover!

    • thedetoxdiva

      Mary I want to thank you so much for your kind words especially after having a few very tiring days when I start to doubt myself!! I am so thrilled to have you as a friend.

  • Heather!

    “Other people are merely mirrors of you.” So true; I always realize, once I can detach from my anger, that what makes me mad at others is what I suspect is true in myself. Whether it’s selfishness, pettiness, or whatever else, once I recognize this I can have some compassion for them…AND for my Self! It’s just a matter of getting TO that realization that’s the trick!

    Thanks for these words. I pinned ’em and want to print them so I can be reminded every day. 🙂

  • Our whale bodies are a true miracle. My jelly belly brought 11 amazing people into the world and even though my jelly belly is still a bit jelly, I love it and am so grateful for it. You will be an exceptional mom…not perfect, because none of us are, but I know you will love this adventure of motherhood in all it’s forms and shapes, and sizes! I’m sitting at my computer and at my feet is my 2 year old GRANDdaughter playing and singing delightfully. Motherhood is rich in abundance and blessings that can last for eternity! HUGS sweet friend you are doing a great job!

    • thedetoxdiva

      Your granddaughter sounds precious. I hadn’t realized you had 11 children!! Good for you and I bet they adore you!!! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  • #7 hits me, because I don’t really feel hatred ever, even towards those who have intentionally tried to harm me like my husband’s ex wives. It’s just not in me, and I guess that’s coincides with the fact that I do just accept myself. It doesn’t mean I’m not trying to constantly improve, but I accept who I am. My husband and I think the exact same way, so there you go on the love part. What a great list!