What did you learn from “And Then I Met Margaret”?

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Re: What did you learn from “And Then I Met Margaret”?

Post by Vickie Noel » 13 Jan 2018, 02:07

Well, most of these things are stuff we already know, but we can't underestimate the power of reminders and reinforcements, they do pop up right at the time we need them, since we sometimes forget, especially when in such trying situations. I've always known that life's lessons are best learned through experiences: ours and those of others, whether people we know or people we read about. I did like the quote talking about how life consists of " not how many breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away. "
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Post by bbowser » 13 Jan 2018, 15:48

I learned that some of life's most important lessons can come in some very unexpected ways. I love the fact that there is always something that I can learn from others--no matter how successful, rich, famous, poor, or ordinary they are. Everyone has a story, and it is important to listen and learn from everyone.

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Post by rik17 » 14 Jan 2018, 01:46

I learned quite a few things from this book, most of which have already been mentioned by others.

But the biggest takeaway for me is how to write engaging short stories about ordinary lives.

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Post by N_R » 14 Jan 2018, 16:51

I think that this book reminded you that there is something to be learned from anything that happens in life if we take a moment. We often say that something good comes out of something bad and this book may help you to see that.

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Post by djordjesvonja » 15 Jan 2018, 14:37

This is the book full of usefull life lessons. One of the best for me is the story from the chapter 10. We must believe in ourselves and we shouldn't set bounds to our possibilities and knowledge. We always can do more and better, just need to believe in that. This is what i learned before all other things.

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Post by KasieMiehlke » Yesterday, 19:43

This book taught me to be aware that every experience I have in life, whether it is good or bad, is a chance to learn something new.

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Post by BookishCreature » Yesterday, 19:50

bbowser wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 15:48
I learned that some of life's most important lessons can come in some very unexpected ways. I love the fact that there is always something that I can learn from others--no matter how successful, rich, famous, poor, or ordinary they are. Everyone has a story, and it is important to listen and learn from everyone.
This was my main takeaway as well, as I mentioned in my review. I'm sure Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, and all the rest of the bestsellers are popular for a reason, but it's good to remember that wisdom can come from anywhere.

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Post by mratdegraff91 » Yesterday, 22:23

There were so many life lessons in this novel that it is hard to pick just one to talk about. I really needed some of this authors inspiration. A section I highlighted that sticks out the most to me at the moment is, "sometimes it's better to allow people to make the mistake they made and just let it go, hoping that your kindness will teach a greater lesson than a scolding would." pg 23/185 Another part that hit home too, especially since I am getting ready to give birth to my first child was this quote, "a new world exists for anyone who wants it, as surely as there are different continents on this planet." I say in that I am going to be making big changes following his birth in both my home life and career to be the best mother I am capable of for him.
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