Thursday, June 21, 2007


Just a little under the weather so filling in with some of these items. Hope that's okey and that everyone is enjoying the first day of summer. Our rain has finally stopped and now they are predicting the hot weather to set in. My least favorite time of year "o)
These little things about how our view of life changes as we get older are kind of cute. Hope you enjoy them. I totatlly agree with the last one----and no I'm not in my 90's----yet :o)

I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".Age 5

I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12

I've learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15


I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26

I've learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29

I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 30


I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 42

I've learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note. Age 44

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. Age 46

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48

I've learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49


I've learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 51

I've learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53

I've learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58


I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. Age 61

I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62

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. Age 64

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. Age 65

I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66


I've learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82

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. Age 90

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92


Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Sorry you're a bit under the weather. Really hot weather can make me feel a bit off too...
Loved these different perspectives on life..

Becky said...

Hope you feel better soon. But these are great~!

Tina said...

Hope you feel better Susan. Age 46 is so true. I like 62 also.

Barbara said...

Sorry you are not well Susan. Hope nothing too awful and that you will be well soon.

Linds said...

I hope you get better soon, Susan. I loved the post!

Morning Glory said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. That's no way to start the summer!

Ruth said...

So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hope your 100% very soon. I loved the thoughts as people aged.

groovyoldlady said...

Please DO feel better. If I was there I'd make you some yummy homemade chicken soup...

Just Mom said...

Great list, Susan. That last one really got me all choked up for some reason.

Hope you feel better soon. There's nothing like a summer cold.

Diane @ Candid Reflections said...

There are some great comments in this post. Thanks for sharing. I sure hope you get feeling better soon! Blessings, Diane

Myrna said...

Hope you are all ready feeling better!

Christy said...

I am sorry you are sick! I love the quotes, they are beautiful!!

I really liked the one about broccoli...Laura Grace could relate!

diana said...

i've been in oklahoma in july. i understand why it's not your favorite time of year. and i like the comment from the 90 year old, too. we all should learn that one at a much younger age.

hope you start to feel better.

annie said...

Interesting progression of thoughts Susan! I love learning from other people's experiences, saves time :o) and time is precious.
Prayers for you tonight.

jennifer said...

I have learned that I absolutely love Penless and all her writings.
Jennifer almost 40.
Get better soon:)

Pam said...

One for me to remember:"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one,"

These were all great! Hope you get back to 100% real soon.

Maiju said...

This was so good post! I've also learned many things during my life but when child learns so early that even a dog won't eat his broccoli - that's wisdom!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Great reminders... and I hope you feel better soon, Susan!

weavermom said...

hope you are feeling better today. i enjoyed these a lot! :)

Bob said...

Thanks for posting these truths. I also liked the last post about Christian truths.

Sandy said...

Susan, I hope you are feeling beter. Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take care. Sandy

Momma Roar said...

I hope you are feeling better today!
These were cute. I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comment last weekend regarding our anniversary!! Thanks so much!

Missy said...

Susan, I hope this finds you feeling as well as you made me feel with these wise words you shared, and that cooler winds prevail! This was full of fine tidbits to hold on to, thanks!

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Love these different perspectives. Hope you are feeling better soon. I don't like the hot weather either. It was 90 the other day yuck...LOL

Have a great week.

Angel ():)