Some of life's best lessons come with a few bumps and bruises. Here in Grand Junction, Colorado, we're thankful for some of those experiences.

I asked on Facebook, "What's a difficult lesson that you were grateful to learn." Here's what you had to say.

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Living and Learning in Grand Junction, Colorado

Most of us didn't exactly hit the ground running. We started out at zero and picked it up from there. It seems there's a degree of universality when it comes to the boo-boos we make in life.

Elite Daily offers an article by Caitlin Rondino listing "The 10 Most Important Life Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way Over The Years." The list includes:

  • Failure is Absolutely Necessary
  • Nothing Will Change You Like Heartbreak Will
  • Love Sickness is the Best Diet
  • Don't Be Reckless With Your Heart or Anyone Else's
  • Pity is the Worst Thing You Could Give Anyone
  • Disappointment is Nausea of the Mind
  • The Hardest Thing to Gain Back is Trust
  • Apologies are For You, Not Them
  • Honesty is the Best Policy
  • Your Parents Were Probably Right About Everything

I'll go along with everything on this list except the last item, "Your Parents Were Probably Right About Everything." My parents were great people, but when it came to advice, they dished out some real garbage.

We Learn Some Lessons Too Late

Take some advice from Ringo Starr and Peter Frampton. As they say, good things don't come easy. You've got to pay your dues if you want to sing the Blues.

Here's one I just learned the hard way at the age of 52: Take care of yourself early. Don't be reactive when it comes to your health.

It All Works Out in the End

Like the website Develop Good Habits says, "...by learning to cope with the challenges, one can come out of the experience wiser and stronger, more able to face whatever else lies ahead."

Difficult Lessons We Were Grateful to Learn in Grand Junction

I asked on Facebook, "What's a difficult lesson that you were grateful to learn?" Here's what you had to say.

This Used To Be Cool In Grand Junction Colorado - But Now It's Not

Do you rememberr when everyone in Grand Junction, Colorado used to hang out at Skateland? That was cool. Well, Skateland is long gone. According to you, these things used to be cool in Grand Junction, but now they're not.

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I asked on social media, " What was your favorite toy growing up?" These are some of Grand Junction's favorites.