Enlightening words

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nomad, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    Reading these can be enlightening.

    "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 under stand.

    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, 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. "

    They're said to be written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. I will have to double check this. Whoever wrote this...more than likely...has great wisdom.
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nomatic. :smile:
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I really like these. Thanks :smile:
  4. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I never get tired of reading these. This time I'm going to print them out and put them on my nightstand.

    Thanks, Nomatic. :smile:
  5. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You made my day! :princess:
  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Words worth thinking about and remembering! Thanks!!
  7. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Printed and hanging on my fridge!! Thanks~
  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :smile:Thanks for sharing these :smile: