Saturday, 17 December 2011


My friend Carolynn sent this to me today and I thought I'd share it with you. 

"If you take the time to read these, I promise you"ll come away with an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:"

They are written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words.


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 smarter  than I am.

I've learned.... That everyone you meet  deserves to be greeted with a

I've  learned.... That no one  is perfect until you fall in love with
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
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

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.                

so true :)

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