Chief Webber taught me that if you don’t like your life, do something about it. Because later on in life, you are going to look back and wonder “if only”.
Miranda Bailey taught me that it’s okay to care too much. In some cases, it makes you a better person.
Callie Torres taught me that you shouldn’t search for acceptance. At the end of the day, you are who you are, and you shouldn’t feel bad about that.
Arizona Robbins taught me that you can’t always get your way. And in order for a good relationship to work, you have to make sacrifices.
Teddy Altman taught me that things change when you’re not looking. But the best thing you can do is embrace change, and move forward with your life.
Owen Hunt taught me that scars shouldn’t dictate your life. Moving on is a hard process, but once you’ve done it, nothing hurts anymore.
Mark Sloan taught me that compassion can be found in those who you least expect it from. And that there are always two sides to every story.
Derek Shepherd taught me that forgiving those you love is hard, but it pays off. Life is short, why waste it angry?
Jackson Avery taught me to not be ashamed of your past.
April Kepner taught me that sometimes the second time around, things are better. So always try again.
Izzie Stevens taught me that friendship is everything. Without it, life is hard.
George O’Malley taught me that you shouldn’t let people walk all over you.
Alex Karev taught me that people can surprise you. Get to know someone before you judge them.
Cristina Yang taught me to be strong. Not heartless, but strong. And to turn something tragic into something good.
Lexie Grey taught me that family means more than everything. The bonds you have with them last forever, and you should never just give up on trying to make those work.
Meredith Grey taught me many things. That there is no such thing as right and wrong, it’s about doing what you have to do to get the job done. That you should always fight for what you believe in, because if you don’t, you have nothing. And that love shows up in the most unexpected places. But when you do find it, don’t let it slip away.
And finally, the whole Grey’s Cast has taught me to not give up. To not half-ass anything in life, because if you do, it ends up coming back to haunt you later. That the broken lives so many people come from can be channeled, and turned into something good. And that you shouldn’t hide your feelings. Sitting back and watching your life pass you by, holding grudges, and never getting over the traumatic events that have, and will happen to you, is unhealthy.