The Gift of Learning by Pip Gerard

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I was watching the movie “The Ultimate Gift” listening to the character played by James Garner talking to his grandson when he said… ’Learning is a gift… even if pain is your teacher". As soon as the words had finished coming out of his mouth I honestly said out loud – YES!! Immediately I was blown away by the quote and I wrote it down and thought about its meaning for weeks. I’ve never felt so affected by a sentence before.

Upon reflecting this quote I found quite confronting to realise that I spent my twenties doing everything to avoid and “run away” from my emotional pain.. Now in my 30s I’ve realised that pain was essential for me to be a more caring, less-judgemental and forgiving person.

Pain seems to show us the truth in others… the truth that all people, no matter what’s on the outside… have a heart capable of breaking on the inside.

It gives me great comfort that I can now view the grief of my brothers death as somewhat of a gift to me – rather than nothing but a loss

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Comments

  • lallymac
    lallymacalmost 6 years ago

    That is an AWESOME quote!!! Well captured.

    It says in the Bible that God turns EVERYTHING to the good for those who love Him, and I can honestly say that has been true in my life:)

  • Maria Dryfhout
    Maria Dryfhoutalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent….

  • Melissa Park
    Melissa Parkalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations !! this image has been

    in Prize Challenges!!

  • Thanks Melissa – that’s wonderful!!

    – Pip Gerard

  • GayeL Art
    GayeL Artalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this, Pip…makes you think…..considering we learn something new every day….

  • Thanks Gaye… like to hear when things make others stop to think cause I like it when that happens to me.

    – Pip Gerard

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you Pip, i am also thankful for the gift.

  • danabee
    danabeealmost 6 years ago

    Great quote and I love what you wrote about this. Very very inspiring!

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful words. I am about to put out a group bubblemail on the creative inspirations group about this same topic. Will add this and highlight on the bubblemail.

  • Wow, talk about amazing timing. Thanks Tony that would be wonderful.

    – Pip Gerard

  • eon .
    eon .almost 6 years ago

    Experience is also a gift, only you usually get it just after ya needed it. ( ’ – ))

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent Pip! – Cora

  • Mammalia
    Mammaliaalmost 6 years ago

    Oh SO FORSURE!!! Awesome concept Pip!!

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