Friday, January 19, 2007

I've learned that ..

  • the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
  • when you're in love, it shows.
  • just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
  • having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
  • being kind is more important than being right.
  • you should never say no to a gift from a child.
  • I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
  • no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
  • sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
  • simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
  • life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
  • we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
  • money doesn't buy class.
  • it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
  • under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
  • the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
  • to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
  • when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
  • love, not time, heals all wounds.
  • the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
  • everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
  • there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
  • no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
  • life is tough, but I'm tougher.
  • opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
  • I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.
  • one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
  • a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
  • I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
  • when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
  • everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
  • it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
  • the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

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

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