It is about learning.
To Friends and Family
Written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. ( I don't know if this is from him or not - but it's good)
I've learned..... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, 'You've made my day!' makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people who are smarter than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned .... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
This article blew me away - I love each and every thing it said. Either I have heard about it - learned it, or am in process of learning about it. The only one I agree disagree is about time healing wounds - I think or I know for me that is true - that time or love can heal wounds. Now I was going to highlight my favorite ones , but I was high lighting all of them. So share your wisdom today.
Now do you think you have to be older to know all this - I kind of do or you have had to go through a lot of life's lessons early in life. If you don't go through some pain - then I don't think you can get these as easily.
Now look at Ann Frank.
"I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage." Anne Frank
From Nikki at Gentle Recovery
Wow - she died so young and yet she is more mature then I am.
Which ones do you like - do you have anything you've learned you want to share?
I have one - I've learned that life is like a circle - your either on top of the circle enjoying life or at rock bottom or your moving up or down. It never stays the same. We must be adaptable to change.
I am a bit late reading posts and emails - but I will!