Saturday, April 16, 2016

I've learned ...


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 any 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 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,
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.





These words were written by Andy Rooney,
a man who had the gift of saying so much with so few words.

These profound words were sent to me
from a long-time good friend and I wanted to share them with you.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful wonderful words to ponder. We should take these to heart.....
    Vicki

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love these. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete