TIME GETS BETTER WITH AGE
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".
I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
I've learned that when I wave to people in the country,
they stop what they are doing and wave back.
I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it,
Mom makes me clean it up again.
I've learned that if you are leaving a restroom and you meet someone
trying to enter, step aside and let them in because they have a more urgent need.
I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up,
you should try cheering someone else up.
I've learned that although it's hard to admit it,
I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me.
I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice.
I've learned that having a cool car has nothing to do with meeting
someone "pretty or nice." The nice people are not standing in the
middle of the street waiting to be found.
I've learned that although it's fun to have a car that will reach 60
miles per hour in under ten seconds, it better have comfortable
seats and a good radio so that the next 59 minutes and 50 seconds
of the trip are relaxing.
I've learned that love isn't all about who you want to go to bed with,
it's more about who you want to wake up and start the day with.
I've learned that if I don't like the way life is going, when I look in
a mirror I can find the only person who can change it.
I've learned that the beginning of love is to let those we love just be
themselves, and not twist them with our own image, otherwise,
we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
I've learned not to confuse friends with acquaintances. Genuine friends
are very rare and very special.
I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures.
I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there.
I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me,
I must live my life so that no one will believe it.
I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it.
I've learned that if your dog or cat doesn't like someone
you think is a friend, be wary.
I've learned that if someone you think you trust cheats at Golf, be wary.
I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children,
work to improve your marriage.
I've learned I'm lucky that the person I married is my best friend.
I've learned that wearing tight clothes does not make me look thinner.
I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note.
I've learned that going bald is not a bad thing.
I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt,
the greater his or her need to cast blame on others.
I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies.
I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,
life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours.
I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills.
I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents,
you miss them terribly after they die.
I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.
I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people,
and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.
I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness,
I usually make the right decision.
I've learned that everyone can use a prayer.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I've learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about.
Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.
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