Friday, August 21, 2009

Something to Help Start Your Day

I don't usually open emails that have "FW" in the subject line. Today, though I looked at the sender of this particular email and decided to open it because this person almost never forwards emails. I was pleasantly surprised.

I needed something special today. We're having some family struggles the last few days and I have been feeling sad. I opened this email and as I clicked through the slides my sadness lifted little by little. Each slide has a background of beautiful azaleas and the slide presentation was accompanied by beautiful japanese music. Each slide had a saying on the top--and the sayings were what captivated me.

I would like to share them with you. They are proported to come from Andy Rooney.

Here they are - enjoy!

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

I've learned that when you are in love, it shows.

I've learned that one person telling me that I've made their 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 better 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 any other way.

I've learned that no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to goof around with.

I've learned that all someone needs sometimes is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I've learned that simple walks around the block with my father on a summer's evening did wonders for me when I was 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 money doesn't buy class.

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

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 allowing that person to continue hurting 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 who are 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 that 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 loved her one more time before she passed away.

I've learned that a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned that one should keep his words both soft and tender for tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned that when your newly born grandchild holds your finger in his little fist, 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 climbing it.

I've learned that the less time I have to work with, the more I get done.

Wow - I need to read these every day.

1 comment:

  1. Gerri
    What a great list. I think I've learned all of it, but I could do better practicing it.


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