Things I’ve Learned

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1. I’ve learned … that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

2. I’ve learned … that when you’re in love, it shows.

3. I’ve learned … that just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.

4. I’ve learned … that I feel better about myself when I make others feel better about themselves.

5. I’ve learned … that having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

6. 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.

7. I’ve learned … that one sincere apology is worth more than all the roses money can buy. If you practice you’ll have to do less of this.

8. I’ve learned … that words harshly spoken are as difficult to retrieve as feathers in a gale.

9. I’ve learned … that being kind is more important than being right.

10. I’ve learned … that you should never say no to a gift from a child.

11. I’ve learned … that I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

12. I’ve learned … that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

13. I’ve learned … that sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to hear.

14. I’ve learned … that the things that I judge, are done by people just like me.

15. 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.

16. I’ve learned … that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

17. I’ve learned … that we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

18. I’ve learned … that money doesn’t buy class.

19. I’ve learned … that it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

20. I’ve learned … that once a relationship is over, if you experienced more smiles than tears, then it wasn’t a waste of time.

21. I’ve learned … that under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

22. I’ve learned … never to humiliate another person. Always give him an honourable way to back down or out of something and still save face.

23. I’ve learned … that even the Lord didn’t do it all in one day so what makes me think I can?

24. I’ve learned … that if you are still talking about what you did yesterday, you haven’t done much today.

25. I’ve learned … that to ignore the facts does not change them.

26. I’ve learned … that when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

27. 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 situation.

28. I’ve learned … that a good friend is the one who tells you how you really look in your jeans.

29. I’ve learned … that the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

30. and…mostly, I’ve learned that I have good friends

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