The Lesson


Life is a school, they say
And we are here to learn.
It’s not an exam to be passed
Or a competition to be won.

There’s one lesson
I’m taking a while to learn.
So it keeps coming back to me.
Different teachers, different classrooms.

The lesson?
Value yourself.
Honor the good within.
Focus on your own well-being.

I’m linking in to The Writers’ Post prompt given by Suzy Que here.

About CorinneRodrigues

A Mumbai-based blogger, writer, motivator - journeying happily through midlife. I blog here and on Write Tribe and From 7Eight. Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+


  1. A very important lesson there, Corinne. They say that the most powerful relationship you ever have is the relationship with yourself. Love yourself, is the key! 🙂

  2. “Value yourself” is an excellent lesson. Reminders are always welcome 🙂 It is right up there for me with the value of saying No. 😀

    Thank you for a lovely read, Corinne.

  3. Very beautifully put! Yes, that should be a lesson that everyone should be aware of!

  4. That’s right Corinne…The well being of people around us begins with our well being and I seem to have always maintained that. ‘Value Yourself’ a great lesson indeed! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  5. Life keeps on teaching us until we learn… Guess life is one stubborn teacher!
    And loving yourself is the first and the best lesson learned!

  6. Exactly….for a happy and prosperous life we ought to respect ourselves first…nice way of putting your message across

  7. Life is a full time informal school. And life lessons are a part of it. The failed lessons are a part of the lesson which we pass with flying colors. A valuable reminder.

  8. The last three lines are perfect ! thanks for reminding !!

  9. its like an every day lesson which one has to keep revising 🙂
    good one

  10. Words to treasure.
    Self-worth seems so lacking in people nowadays. They forget to value themselves, to cherish themselves…
    Beautifully written 🙂

  11. Value yourself – so true, we need to appreciate ourselves a bit more than we do. A good lesson.

  12. Great simple lesson, but a difficult one for me too.

  13. The last four lines need to be framed in gold Corrine 🙂

  14. The poetry is so simple and again filled with a message so important. I wish all parents could narrate it as a precursor to preschool for setting the perfect tone of learning 🙂


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