Sunday, September 26, 2010

Timeless Wisdom

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 I feel better about myself when

I make others feel better about themselves.

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 what we have done for ourselves

alone dies with us. What we have done

for others and the world remains and

is immortal.

I've learned . . . .

that one sincere apology is worth more

than all the roses money can buy.

I've learned . . . .

that words harshly spoken are as difficult

to retrieve as feathers in a gale.

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 money doesn't buy class.

I've learned . . . .

that it's those small daily happenings

that make life so spectacular.

I've learned . . . .

that once a relationship is over,

if you experienced more smiles than

tears, then it wasn't a waste of time.

I've learned . . . .

that under every one's hard shell is

someone who wants to be appreciated

and loved.

I've learned . . . .

never to humiliate another person.

Always give him an honorable way to

back down or out of something and

still save face.

I've learned . . . .

that the Lord didn't do it all in one

day. What makes me think I can?

I've learned . . . .

that if you are still talking about

what you did yesterday, you haven't

done much today.

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 you view other people's children

in a whole different light when you

have some of your own.

I've learned . . . .

that the older I get, the smarter my

parents become.

I've learned . . . .

that when your wife simply answers,

"nothing" when you ask her what's

wrong, you're in deep trouble.

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 I always think of the right thing

to say when it's too late.

I've learned . . . .

that the fire of a past love will always

burn with a small flame.

I've learned . . . .

that even at the age of forty-nine,

you can still feel like a twelve

year old child when your mother is

talking to you.

I've learned . . . .

that no matter what their ages or how

far away they may be, you never stop

wanting to keep a protective arm

around your children.

I've learned . . . .

to gather all the crumbs thrown my way.

They soon form a lovely, thick slice

of life and memories.

I've learned . . . .

that when you want a garment to shrink,

it won't, and when you don't, it will

come out of the dryer and fit your cat!

I've learned . . . .

that commercials for feminine products

always comes on when you are sitting

in the living room with all men.

I've learned . . . .

that the kind of adults my children

are now is directly related to the kind

of children I continually told them

they were.

I've learned . . . .

that everyone you meet deserves to

be greeted with a smile.

I've learned . . . .

that there's nothing sweeter than sleeping

with your babies and feeling their

breath on your cheeks.

I've learned . . . .

that men would rather be lost for hours

than stop and ask for directions.

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 there is nothing better than my

dog waiting for me on the front porch,

wagging his tail when I get home.

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 it is just as wrong to be rude to a

child as to an adult. In fact, it may

be more unforgivable.

I've learned . . . .

that you should never jump off a diving

board when wearing a bikini.

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 I can't choose how I feel, but I

can choose what I do about it.

I've learned . . . .

that a peacock today may be a feather

duster tomorrow.

I've learned . . . .

that nobody wants to know what you're

doing until you're doing something that

you don't want anyone to know.

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 those who reach their goals too

easily have aimed too low.

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 when packing for a vacation, you

should take half as many clothes as you

think you will need and twice as much

money. Your clothes and money should

run out about the same time!

I've learned . . . .

that stain resistant carpet will stain.

I've learned . . . .

that it is best to give advice in only

two circumstances; when it is requested

and when it is a life-threatening


I've learned . . . .

that a good friend is the one who tells

you how you really look in your jeans.

I've learned . . . .

that the less time I have to work with,

the more things I get done.

I've learned . . . .

that we should be glad God doesn't

give us everything we ask for.

1 comment:

  1. Hey girlie! As I was reading the above, I wanted to "like" most of them. haha.. I was looking for "like". Well, I love them actually and you, too!