37 Simple, Beautiful Things I Learned From The First Season Of ‘This Is Us’

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1. God’s plan for us is better than any plan we would ever plan or predict

2. You were here before you were born and you’ll remain after you die

3. No matter how much you fight against it, something are bound to happen the way they were meant to

4. The more you consciously let things go, the happier your life gets

5. A happy life isn’t always an easy life

6. Stop wasting your life doing things that make you miserable

7. You shouldn’t always treat your children exactly the same because they aren’t all the same. Equity isn’t always equality

8. You don’t have to live the same life you’re family lives; create a life that suits you

9. Yes, children will affect your marriage

10. Being a parent is the hardest and most beautiful thing you could do

11. Parents are prone to making mistakes, too

12. Your parents may make mistakes; it doesn’t mean you’re bound to make the same mistakes

13. Making mistakes doesn’t make you a bad person

14. The way you see something isn’t necessarily how it is

15. A lie is better admitted now than later

16. You have to allow people to forgive you

17. Brutal honesty and straight forwardness make life easier and more understandable

18. Look into people and you’ll always find a reason to forgive them

19. Understanding and forgiving are very different things

20. Sometimes we seek guidance hoping we’d hear what we want to hear to relief us from the guilt

21. Sometimes you have to do the right thing even if you don’t want to

22. Believing in someone is sometimes the only way you can help

23. What you say to one person can ripple and effect more than that person alone

24. Being a good person is a hell lot of effort

25. Good people change lives without even realizing it

26. You must show up for the people you love

27. When you truly love someone, you always choose them when it comes down to it

28. The right person will love you unconditionally, until you start being selfish

29. You only get one epic love story in your life, don’t waste your time with mediocrity and never let the “one” go

30. When things don’t work out the way you wanted them to work out, it doesn’t mean that things didn’t work out at all

31. You have to face your anger

32. Our pain is part of who we are

33. Pain demands to be felt, you can’t ignore it and shut it out

You sometimes don’t realize your destiny until you reach it

35. A sad ending doesn’t mean a sad story

36. Embrace every second of the life you’re living, savor it and catch the pieces of it

37. Take the sourest lemon that life has to offer and turn it into something resembling lemonade Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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